Bali is located in Indonesia and is called the Island of the Gods, a tourist paradise. Bali’s economy is flourishing in some districts, as evidenced by the number of new hotels, roads, communication infrastructure, and international airport. However, Bali’s economic growth is not trickling down to improve the situation of the poorest of the poor and this is why you find some of the world’s most extreme poverty just a couple of hours from the jungle adventures and tourist beaches. Bali is the only majority Hindu island in Indonesia and it is located directly in between majority-Muslim Java and Lombok. The Balinese are almost entirely Hindu with a wide variety of gods, temples, and religious practices. Balinese hold very strongly to their own religion, culture, and language. The Balinese religion is extremely expensive, both in terms of time and money. The area where Mission: Hope serves is home to Mount Agung, a difficult to predict volcano that has erupted 7 times in the last two centuries. The last large eruption in 1963 killed around 1,500 people and destroyed hundreds of thousands of acres of land.
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