A pair of Wodonga friends moved by news reports of women in Bali feeding their babies sugar and water, unable to afford formula, have raised $745 for an orphanage on the island.
Elia Wangman, 9, and Poppy Van Klaveren, 8, devised a plan to raise $500 after discussing the issue on the phone.
They smashed their target by $245, after calling friends and family.
"I said, 'These people need food, water and clothing. Can you please give me $30 to feed four people in the orphanage?'," Elia said.
Poppy, who missed out on a family trip to Bali in March because of COVID-19, was more than happy to support her friend.
"I thought about that they didn't have anything and they had to sleep on rugs," she said.
"We thought about selling things, but we couldn't do that.
"We asked our family members for money and some people in my family gave $100."
YKPA, known as the Bali Street Kids Project, has two orphanages and provides disadvantaged children with care and education.
Elia was ecstatic a video call could be organised with YKPA, and the children greeted both her and Poppy and said 'thank you'.
"I felt like I was shining bright and everyone knew me," she said.
"There was a tingle in my belly.
"I want everyone to feel safe and comfortable where they are."
The donation landed in the orphanage's accounts last week and will go towards supporting care.
The girls took part in the video call and fundraised separately - the Trinity Anglican College students have been learning apart.
It was only two weekends ago that they were able to see each other again, with regional Victoria moving to 'step two' on the state government's roadmap to COVID-19 normal.
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Poppy said it was awesome to get back to a playground and see Elia in person.
"It was great to laugh together," she said.
She hopes one day to see in person the orphanage she has supported, when her family can return to Bali.
"This coronavirus is going to go on for three years," she estimated.
"Hopefully we can go."