Ketut Karni, Underprivileged Family in Banjar Lepa, Batumadeg Village, Nusa Penida, Klungkung

Date of Visit: May 10th, 2017

Name: Ni Ketut Karni (Female/ around 50 years old)

Occupation: Alang-alang cutting worker

Address: Banjar Lepa, Batumadeg Village, Nusa Penida District, Klungkung Regency

Contact person: 0812-3653-5261; BCC’s volunteer for Nusa Penida area, Wayan Urip

Category: Underprivileged Family

Bank Account Number: Bank BRI unit Batununggul Semarapura, No.: 4745-01-013728-53-4, beneficiary: Ni Ketut Karni

Regular Donors:

  1. Angelmartz Uluwatu, Rp. 300.000 every month, starting June 2017
  2. Balipockets Florian Greiff covers the costs for her 3rd child’s school supplies, starting January 2021
  3. We respectfully request that you consider assisting other needy families to ensure that the support provided is more evenly distributed.

Update on May 15th, 2017: the family has received 1 bed, 2 pillows, and 1 pig to raised.

Update on June 1st, 2017: the family has received 1 bicycle for kids

Update on November 2nd, 2018; Ketut Karni received spring bed mattress and kids bicycle donation.


Ni Ketut Karni and her deceased husband have three kids. Ni Ketut Karni’s husband passed away three years ago

  1. 1st child: Female/13 years old/7th grade
  2. 2nd child: Female/10 years old/3rd grade
  3. 3rd child: Female/7 years old/1st grade

The elementary school is located about 3 kilometers from her house and junior high school is located about 5 kilometers. They go to school walking, but sometimes they can get a ride from neighbors.

Source of Income:

  • Ni Ketut Karni works as alang-alang cutting worker that responsible to gather the alang-alang. She earns Rp. 80.000 per day. She can work about 7 times in a month.
  • She also raise her neighbor’s cow and pig
  • She received government help through rice for the poor program. She got 6 kilograms rice per month at the price of Rp.10.000 per kilogram.

Living cost:

  • School fee is free. Uniform and book expenses only paid once a year or when necessary.
  • 1st child’s pocket money: Rp. 3.000, 2nd and 3rd child Rp 2.000 each child.

House Condition:

  • Bedroom: 2, 1 room used as storage, all of them are sleeping in the same room
  • Bed base: 1, half of them sleeping on the floor
  • Bed: none
  • Another room: kitchen, storage room
  • Cemented and ceramic floor
  • Wall made from the brick and bamboo woven
  • Asbestos roof
  • Electricity available
  • Water available, water come from the well
  • Land status: private ownership

If you would like to donate, please kindly consider to donate:

  • Bed and pillows
  • Groceries or funding aid to purchase daily needs
  • Funds to support school fee/pocket money
  • Bicycle to ride to school
  • School supply; bags, shoes, books, and stationery
  • Pig or cow to be raised
  • Funds to renovate the house (the wall)

Below are the pictures that we have taken:

Store Room

Below please find a video documentation which we took on May 10th, 2017.

Address: Banjar Lepa, Batumadeg Village, Nusa Penida District, Klungkung Regency
Coordinates: 8°45’17.5″S 115°30’27.0″E (View on Google Maps)

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