Kadek Sutarka, a needy family in Banjar Putung, Desa Duda Timur, Selat, Karangasem

Date of Visit: 15 July 2016

Name: I Kadek Sutarka (male / about 37)

Occupation: labourer with a stonemason

Address: Banjar Putung, Duda Timur village, Selat district, Karangasem regency

Telephone number for contact:

  • 085333899915, Kadek Sutarka
  • 085237077926, Bapak Made Puja; a local official from Banjar Putung, Selat, Karangasem

Information: A Poor Single Parent Family

Bank Account: Bank BPD Bali, No.: 025 02.02.08299-6, Beneficiary: I Kadek Sutarka

Regular Donors:

  1. I Dewa Gede Yusub Teja, 100.000 Rupiah per month starting August 2016
  2. Please contact us if you would like to become a regular donor.

Update on February 16th, 2017; Kadek Sutarka already has a mattress.

Update on November 23rd, 2019; His son Kadek Muliantara received bicycle assistance.


I Kadek Sutarka separated from his wife about one and a half years ago. They have two children:

  1. Child I; Ni Wayan Yunati (female / Class 5 Primary School), no school fees, 2,000 Rupiah per day for pocket money
  2. Child II; I Kadek Muliantara (male / Class 2 Primary School), no school fees, 2,000 per day for pocket money)

The two children live with their father; Kadek Sutarka.

Source of income: Kadek Sutarka works as a labourer for a stonemason in a workshop making Sanggah (small family shrines) from stone. He earns about 60,000 Rupiah per day and works about 15 days per month. He travels around with his boss depending on the location of the project and he can only come home to see his children once every 1 to 2 weeks. His children are looked after by his mother (the grandmother of the children). Some of the time the children stay at their own home with their grandmother and some of the time they stay at their grandmother’s house.

The condition of their house: there is a single bedroom with bedframe made of bamboo with a mattress. There is an addition to the house for the kitchen.

  • The floor is made of earth
  • The walls are woven bamboo covered with canvas
  • The roof is corrugated asbestos cement
  • There is a very thin mattress
  • There is electricity (a cable is run from the temple)
  • There is water
  • They own the land 

Your support to this family could be in the form of:

  • A mattress and pillows
  • Basic daily necessities or funds to buy those necessities
  • Money for school fees for the children or pocket money for school
  • The school needs of the children; bags, shoes, books and pens / pencils
  • Second-hand bicycles for the children to go to school
  • Funds to build a basic house

Please find below some additional documentation

Children & Grandmother
With Grandmother

Below please find a video documentation which we took on 15 July 2016.

Address: Banjar Putung, Duda Timur village, Selat district, Karangasem regency
Coordinates: 8°27’08.9″S 115°30’59.7″E (View on Google Maps)

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