Pituq Community Foundation
Pituq restaurants provide sustainable, locally sourced vegan food, not-for-profit gift shops that benefit the people of Lombok. The restaurants are located on
Gili Trawangan Island in a beautiful garden setting.
Roxanne Taylor Media recently visited the Pituq Community Foundation and documented our work in the region following the earthquakes in 2018.
Pituq Community Foundation ensures that the local community have access to proper sanitation, clean water as well as food and supplies to help them rebuild following the natural disasters in 2018. The foundation works to support schools and communities in sustainable ways and to ensure they have the tools needed in order to be more self sufficient.
The Foundation has supported dozens of schools and orphanages around Lombok, providing them with school materials and tools for studying. The volunteers have also provided emotional support for children affected by the earthquakes. Pituq Community Foundation is also building a school in a rural area of East Lombok. Two classrooms are already being used, which have been built by using earthbags and ecobricks ensuring a strong earthquake resistant building and a safe learning environment for the children.
Sustainability is a core value of Pituq Community Foundation and Pituq Co. as a company. The foundation has initiated several projects to educate and raise awareness to the problems that plastic waste causes by training local communities and schools to make ecobricks (www.ecobrick.org). Thus far over 2000 ecobricks have been made, which makes over 430 kg of plastic waste that has been collected and saved from our nature. These bricks are being used to build a school in East Lombok. The Foundation is also training local craftsmen and women to make upcycled products from waste which are then sold at the Charity Shop. Pituq Restaurants source their ingredients locally and supports the farmers by purchasing from local markets and traders.
The meaning of Pituq
The Seven Co's
Our community of people from all walks of life, sharing and caring. Only with unity can we achieve the benefits of a community.
We need others as others need us. By collaborating with people who have the same goals, we can achieve so much more.
Company as a way of being self-sufficient and independent. We also support small local entrepreneurs.
Our collection of sustainable products made by local talents. We create products which create jobs and by selling the products, we can support more locals.
What we are learning about through meditation. Consciousness about ourselves, others, the universe and our existence.
We want to contribute positively to the community and the environment
Connecting with ourselves and with others on a deeper level. Connecting people who want to help with people who need help.