Ketut Ayu Melani, An Orphan in Dusun Goris, Pejarakan Village, Gerokgak, Buleleng

Category: Buleleng

Date of visit: 7th February 2019

Name: Ketut Ayu Melani (F/ 7 years old/elementary 1st grade )

Address: Dusun Goris, Pejarakan Village, Gerokgak District, Buleleng Regency

Brother’s name: Putu Agus Sudarsana (M / 24 years old)

Job: driver

Telephone number that can be contacted:

  • 0812-4689-2820 – Putu Agus Sudarsana; brother.
  • 0853-3360-3315 – Made Wiradnya; BCC Volunteer in Buleleng

Note: an orphan

Bank Account: Bank BRI No.: 4754-01-003529-50-9, Beneficiary: Ketut Ayu Melani

Regular Donors:

  1. I Putu Harry Sundana Putra, Rp. 100,000 every month, starting in February 2019
  2. Mahawira Mandiri, 100.000 Rupiah per month starting March 2019
  3. Please contact us if you want to be a regular donor for Melani.

PHOTO

Ketut Ayu Melani lives with her 3 siblings;

  1. Putu Agus Sudarsana (M/ 24 years old); working as a driver for one of the hotels in Buleleng
  2. Kadek Septa Sudiana (M/ 19 years old/ senior high 3rd grade)
  3. Komang Ayu Sudiani (F/ 16 years old / junior high 3rd grade)
  4. Ketut Ayu Melani (F / 7 years old/ elementary 1st grade)

Her father died, her mother remarried. All living expenses including school fees are borne by her brother who works as a driver for one of the hotels in Buleleng.

Source of income:

  • Ketut Melani’s brother; Putu Agus Sudarsana works as a driver for one of the hotels in Buleleng.
  • To obtain additional income, they raise 1 cow that belongs to a neighbor and 1 pig of their own.
  • They get rice-for-the-poor assistance (Raskin) from the government as much as 10 kg every 1-3 months by paying Rp. 2,000.

Cost of living:

  • School fees for Kadek Septa: Rp. 500,000 per semester
  • The tuition fees for Komang Ayu and Ketut Ayu school are free, pay clothes and book money once a year or if necessary
  • Kadek’s pocket money: Rp. 10,000, Komang’s : Rp. 5,000, Ketut’s : Rp. 2,000 per day

House condition: they have received home renovation assistance in 2012.

  • Number of bedrooms: 2
  • Number of cots / beds: 2
  • Number of mattresses: 2
  • Other rooms: kitchen, bathroom
  • Cement floor
  • Walls of brick
  • Roof of asbestos
  • Electricity exists
  • Water is available, well water
  • Land status: owned

Your help to this family can be in the form of:

  • Basic food or financial assistance to buy daily necessities
  • Funding assistance for school fees / pocket money
  • School necessities assistance; bags, shoes, books and stationery
  • Cattle or pigs assistance

Here are some photos that we took.

With brother
With brother & sister
House
House
House
House
Inside the house
Inside the house
Inside the house
Inside the house
Bed in the living room
Bed in the living room
Bedroom 1
Bedroom 1
Bedroom 1
Bedroom 1
Kitchen
Kitchen
Kitchen
Kitchen
Bathroom
Bathroom

Address: Dusun Goris, Pejarakan Village, Gerokgak District, Buleleng Regency
Coordinates: 8°09’33.4″S 114°35’51.9″E (View on Google Maps)

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