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Made Rawan, Poor Elderly, Ill, Lives Alone, Who Works as a Sharecropper in a Salak Fruit Farm in Karangasem

Time of visit: 21 April 2017

Name: I Made Rawan (Male/around 75 yo)

Occupation: sharecropper

Address: Br. Telaga, Sibetan Village, Bebandem, Karangasem Regency

Contact phone number: 0852-0550-5300/0818-0547-1715, Ni Luh Kusmirayanti; BCC Volunteer in Karangasem region.

Category: poor elderly lives alone

Bank account: we’ve tried to make a bank account for Made Rawan but failed because of various obstacles. If you want to help, we will deliver your donation to Made Rawan’s house once in every 3–4 months, we will send the documentation of the donation delivery to you via email.

Regular sponsor:

  1. Please contact us if you want to be a regular sponsor for Made Rawan.


I Made Rawan and his wife has one daughter who has been married to Buleleng, his wife has passed away, he lives alone. His condition; his legs are weak, can’t stand up or walk if there is no handle. He goes to work to tend the salak trees by dragging his body on the ground (as can be seen on the video).

Source of income:

  • I Made Rawan works as a sharecropper in a Salak farm, no regular income, he only gets around Rp. 200.000 on Salak harvest season which is once in every 6 months.
  • He also raises some chickens.

House condition: quite bad

  • Bed room: 1
  • Bed: 1
  • Mattress: 1
  • Floor of soil
  • Wall of woven bamboo 
  • Roof of zinc, leaking when rain
  • Other room: kitchen
  • No electricity 
  • No water
  • Land status: as a sharecropper

Aids that you can donate to Made Rawan:

  • Basic food or cash donation to buy the necessities of daily living
  • Chicken livestock donation
  • Cash donation to renovate/build simple house 
  • Electricity connection assistance and its monthly fee 
  • Kerosene lamp, radio with battery, flashlight 
  • Aid of a walker 
  • Medical assistance

Here are some photos that we took.


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