Ketut Merta, A Poor Family in Br. Besakih Kawan, Besakih Village, Rendang, Karangasem

Date of visit: 2nd August 2018

Name: Ketut Merta (M / 29 years old)

Occupation: odd jobs (transport workers, road project workers, etc.)

Address: Br. Besakih Kawan, Besakih Village, Rendang District, Karangasem Regency

Name of wife: Ni Nyoman Lada (F / 30 years old)

Occupation: odd jobs

Contactable telephone number:

  • 0852-37769-337 – Ketut Merta.
  • 0858-5754-2128 – Agus Astawa, BCC Volunteer in Rendang – Karangasem

Category: poor family

Bank Account: Bank BRI, No.: 4610-01-001700-52-7, Beneficiary: I Ketut Merta

Permanent Donors:

  1. Bali Smile, Mike Tyo, 100.000 Rupiah per month starting August 2019
  2. Suzette Meroiti, 100.000 Rupiah per month starting January 2020
  3. Please contact us if you want to be a regular donor for Ketut Merta.

Update on August 18th, 2018; Ketut Merta received electricity installation from BCC.

Update on May 28th, 2020; Ketut Merta has received housing assistance.

PHOTO

Ketut Merta and his wife have 1 daughter; Ni Putu Juniasih (F/2.5 years old). Still in one yard where he lives, live his siblings with their own families.

Source of income:

  • Ketut Merta works odd jobs; transport workers, road project workers, etc., depending on the work available. He gets a salary of Rp. 75,000 – 80,000 per day, he can work 8-10 times a month.
  • His wife also works odd jobs with a salary of Rp. 50,000 – 60,000 per day, she can work 8-10 times a month.
  • He has not received rice-for-the-poor assistance (Raskin) from the government.

Housing conditions: access to the location of the house must use a motorcycle (uphill dirt road).

  • Number of bedrooms: 1
  • Number of cots / beds: 1
  • Number of mattresses: 1
  • Cement floor
  • The walls of brick and woven bamboo which are covered with used sacks
  • Asbestos roof
  • The kitchen and the bed in one room
  • There is no electricity
  • Well water
  • Land status: owned

Your help to this family can be:

  • Basic needs or funds to buy daily necessities
  • Children bicycles or children’s toys
  • Cattle assistance
  • Funding for renovating house (walls / ceilings), or making kitchens
  • Electric connection assistance

Here are some photos that we took.

Address: Br. Besakih Kawan, Besakih Village, Rendang District, Karangasem Regency
Coordinates: 8°21’44.3″S 115°26’43.5″E (View on Google Maps)

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