Bu Hor, a poor elderly in Kampung Pemulung, TPA Suwung, Pesanggaran, South Denpasar

Visit: April 8th 2021

Name: Armani / Bu Hor (F / 56 years old)

Occupation: Scavenger in TPA Suwung (Suwung Landfill)

Address: Kampung Pemulung, TPA Suwung, Pesanggaran, South Denpasar

Contactable Phone Number: 0813-3895-9269, Bu Inem (Bu Adi) – BCC Volunteer in Suwung Landfill

Category: Poor elderly

If you would like to be a permanent donor for Bu Hor, we will create a bank account under her name, so that you will be able to donate directly

Bank Account: None as of yet

Permanent Donors:

  1. Please contact us if you would like to be a permanent donor for Bu Hor

Bu Hor is her nickname, she lives alone in one of temporary housing units for scavengers in Kampung Pemulung in Suwung Landfill. Her husband has passed away. They have 2 children (1 male & 1 female), both are married and currently reside in Probolinggo, East Java with their
respective families. Their children work as farmers, and are living in poverty. Bu Hor goes back home to Java usually once a year during Idul Fitri. She has no other family in the Suwung Landfill.

Source of Income: Bu Hor works as a scavenger in the Suwung Landfill. Every day (if she is healthy) she sorts the trash starting from 5 am until 6 pm. The items she scavenges is collected and weighed to be sold every 2 weeks, the money she makes off of selling the items amount to Rp.
700.000 – 1.000.000 every 2 weeks.

Living Conditions: She lives in a temporary housing unit provided by her boss free of charge, Bu Hor only needs to pay for electricity.

  • Bedroom: 1
  • Bed: 1 thin mattress scavenged from the landfill
  • Floors made from cement covered with plastic
  • Walls made from plywood
  • Roof made from asbestos
  • Electricity: yes
  • Water from the well

The place where she works is a landfill, and her living quarters are not too far from the garbage, it is not a clean or healthy environment. The strong stench of garbage, contaminated well water, and the unsanitary temporary housing units are a common site in the Suwung Landfill.

Your aid to Bu Hor may be in the form of:

  • Bed and Pillows
  • Basic Foods or financial aid to buy daily necessities

If you have previously given aid to Bu Hor, please fill in the comments form below, and write down the type of aid you’ve provided as well as the latest update on the condition of Bu Hor. The information you provide will be useful to other donors who would like to visit/provide help to Bu Hor.

Below are some photos we took:

Address: Kampung Pemulung, TPA Suwung, Pesanggaran, South Denpasar
Coordinates: 8°43’04.4″S 115°13’07.6″E (View on Google Maps)

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