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Niang Korta – a poor elderly woman who has become a scavenger in the streets of Klungkung

Date of Visit:  5 June 2015

Name:  Sang Ayu Niang Korta (female / approx. 75)

Work: street scavenger

Address: Banjar Bendul, Kelurahan Semarapura Tengah, Regency of  Klungkung

Telephone number through which she can be contacted: 081353251272

Information: poor elderly woman

We did not succeed in making a bank account for her. If you would like to become a regular donor, we will submit your donation every 3-4 months.


  1. NS, IDR 100.000 per month, from November 2015
  2. Cahyandari Listy, USD 10 per month, from November 2015
  3. Stefanie Teguh, 100.000 Rupiah per month starting August 2017
  4. We respectfully request that you consider assisting other needy families to ensure that the support provided is more evenly distributed.


Niang Korta lives in a family compound with her two younger siblings:

  • Sang Ayu Putu Suri; never married
  • Sang Putu Sura and family, i.e. children and grandchildren

Unlike her two younger siblings who each live in their own house in the compound, Niang Korta does not have a house but lives in a laneway behind the house of one of her younger siblings. The laneway has a crudely constructed roof which provides some shelter from sun and rain.  The space is very small, measuring roughly 1.5 x 2 metres, and is filled with items from her scavenging activities.  There is no space a mattress and she sleeps on a pile of items she has scavenged on the streets of Klungkung.  In the wet season, the room would certainly leak or rain would enter.  There is no electricity or lighting.

Source of income; Niang Korta works as a scavenger.  “In 10 days I can sell the things I collect for 20,000 Rupiah”, she said.  Fortunately, she gets a rice assistance quota from the Government every month.  “If I can’t buy meat, it’s enough for me to just eat steamed rice” she said while pointing at some leftover steamed rice.

You can support this woman either by directly providing her basic daily necessities (rice, sugar, oil, clothing, etc.), by providing money for her to buy her daily necessities, or by providing money for house repairs or the construction or a basic dwelling.

Please find below some additional information.

Niang Korta
Niang Korta
Lorong menuju kamar
Hallway leading to room
Pintu masuk kamar
Di dalam kamar
Inside the room
Lorong menuju kamar
Hallway leading to room

Address: Banjar Bendul, Kelurahan Semarapura Tengah, Regency of Klungkung
Coordinates: 8°31’59.3″S 115°24’13.2″E (View on Google Maps)