The ‘Baby Lucky’ mom told her followers she had donated the excess cash from her $190,000 fundraiser to a hospital in Bali, but has now deleted the comment.
Honey Ahimsa, whose sick seven-week-old baby was medically evacuated to Australia after kind-hearted members of the public donated nearly $200,000, has provided little explanation about what happened to the extra funds.
It is revealed that the family is launching a new business: an “affordable” online course to help expats build their dream homes in the Balinese “paradise”.
Three weeks ago, before Daily Mail Australia revealed that the family had recently returned to Bali, where they are renovating a villa, Ahimsa was asked by one of his 37,000 supporters if he had donated the leftover funds to Siloam Hospital in Denpasar, where Lucky was first treated.
“Yes, we did and we will continue to donate/help children in need,” Ms. Ahimsa replied.
But the question and comment have now disappeared below the post, which is captioned: “I’m not chasing money, I’m chasing freedom.”
One of Honey Ahimsa’s 37,000 supporters asked her if she had donated any of the money to the hospital and she replied, “Yes we did and we will continue to donate/help children in need.”
But the comment and reply have now been deleted from Ms Ahimsa’s Instagram page. However, it is not suggested that the leftover funds have not been donated to Siloam Hospital.
Daily Mail Australia can reveal that the family is launching a new business plan: an ‘affordable’ online course to help expats build their dream homes in Bali.
“The ability to spend my most valuable currency (time) with the people I love, that’s my goal,” he adds.
Ms Ahimsa originally told this publication that “no Lucky Love GoFundMe money was used for anything other than what is listed on the GoFundMe page.”
The page, which was created by a friend and has now been shut down, hinted that there was cash left over.
“Moving forward, Lucky and his family will help Bali children battling health issues,” it read.
Ms. Ahimsa has not responded to questions about the new disclosures, including the removal of the comment.
While the family paid almost $107,000 for the specialized medical evacuation flight, Daily Mail Australia understands that the payment did not initially go through.
In fact, it took them more than three weeks to raise the cash.
GoFundMe originally claimed that Lucky’s medical bills in Bali were “$5,000 to $8,000” per day, but other sources have disputed this figure. Siloam Hospital in Denpasar did not comment due to patient confidentiality.
Ms Ahimsa told this publication she was “more than happy” to provide a detailed account of how the money was spent, but stopped responding to emails when asked to do so.
He also said that he had received very few donations through PayPal.
Ms Ahimsa said she has received very few donations through PayPal, but this post has uncovered a previous post that suggests otherwise.
Baby Lucky’s medical evacuation from Indonesia to Australia was funded online by donations from Australians and others who gave more than $190,000. But this post understands that the payment initially didn’t go through and it took them more than three weeks to accumulate the cash.
Ms Ahimsa insisted that “no Lucky Love GoFundMe money was used for anything other than what is mentioned on the GoFundMe page.”
But this post has seen a previous post stating that he received 4,000 donations of around $5 to $10 each.
Mrs. Ahimsa insists that the family’s new house in Bali is a rental and they only pay $83 per week.
She and her husband now plan to launch “an affordable online course that shares every step of renting/renovating in Bali for anyone who wants to do the same.”
Ms. Ahimsa regularly posts photos of the family’s trips to remote places on her Instagram account. Upstairs in a premium or business class seat
Her new Instagram bio reads, “I help people build affordable dream homes in paradise.”
In his latest publication, he informs his followers that they can ‘get a home in Bali with a legally binding 10-50 year long-term contract starting at just $350 USD down and $50 per week rent!’
On Wednesday, this publication revealed that Baby Lucky’s parents had tried to raise $10,000 for a ‘non-profit vegan restaurant, eco-friendly boutique hotel and tattoo studio’ in Tulum, Mexico, in early 2020.
They allegedly offered incentives to encourage donations, including free stays, breakfasts, and yoga classes, but the project was never completed.
The couple’s fundraising efforts in Mexico, which were also billed as a project to help underprivileged and orphaned children in Mexico, are believed to have raised about half of the $10,000 goal.
However, after the project was abandoned, all traces of the Internet were erased. Ms. Ahimsa claimed that she had explained her disappearance on her Instagram page at the time.
On Wednesday, Daily Mail Australia exclusively revealed that Honey and Pan Ahimsa (pictured with their son) tried to raise $10,000 for a ‘non-profit vegan restaurant, eco-friendly boutique hotel and tattoo studio’ in Tulum, Mexico, in early 2020. The project was never completed and any mention of it was removed from their social media accounts.
She told Daily Mail Australia that she and her husband closed the Tulum business due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“The project in Tulum was canceled due to Covid and the world came to a complete standstill for two years,” he said.
Ms. Ahimsa on a trip to Santorini, Greece, after the failure of the Tulum crowdfunding project
“We made the decision to return to Australia with our son as it was the safest decision with a child during a global pandemic.
“The intention was to help orphans since I lost my parents (I was separated from my mother at eight years old after experiencing things that no child should experience and my father was hit by a truck and died when I was 18)” .
Ms Ahimsa added: ‘The project in Tulum failed and GoFundMe was removed.
‘We didn’t raise even half of that GoFundMe goal. Most of the donations were made by my partner’s mother, who donated over 80 percent of what was raised.’
Ms Ahimsa did not address questions about what happened to the rest of the money.