Ketut Taman, Poor Elderly in Br. Pangawan, Sibetan Village, Bebandem, Karangasem

Date of visit: 15 July 2017

Name: Ketut Taman (Male/around 65 y.o)

Occupation: construction worker, goat keeper

Address: Br. Pangawan, Sibetan Village, Bebandem, Karangasem

Sibling’s name: Ni Ketut Tunas (Female/Around 80 yo, deaf and blind)

Occupation: unable to work

Contact phone number: 0852-0550-5300/0818-0547-1715 – Mrs. Iluh; BCC volunteer Karangasem region

Category: poor elderly

Bank Account: Bank BRI Unit Bebandem, No.: 4608-01-013289-53-2, Beneficiary: I Ketut Taman

Regular donor:

  1. RD, 100.000 Rupiah per month starting July 2018
  2. Please contact us if you want to be a regular sponsor for Ketut Taman

Update on August 29th, 2017; Ketut Taman received mattress and pillow donation.


Ketut Taman never married, his sister Ni Ketut Tunas once married but divorced, they live together. They get home renovation assistance from Karangasem government in 2015. Access to the location of his house is through the trail which is quite steep, slippery/dangerous if it rains.

Source of income:

  • Ketut Taman works as a construction worker with a wage of Rp. 50.000 – 70.000 per day, in 1 month he can work 5 times.
  • To get additional income he also keeps 3 goats owned by his neighbours. Her sister’s condition is blind and deaf, unable to work, can’t even walk, just sit and sleep.
  • He gets the rice-for-the-poor assistance from the government as much as 15 kg per month by paying Rp. 24,000.

Home conditions: 

  • Number of bedrooms: 2, only used 1 room, the other room is empty. His sister wants to sleep in the kitchen to get warm
  • Number of cots / bed: 1
  • Number of mattresses: 1
  • Other room: kitchen
  • The floor of cement
  • The walls of brick
  • Roof of asbestos
  • Electricity exists
  • There is no water, there is a water source near his house
  • Land status: tiller

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

  • Staples or financial aid to buy the necessities of daily living
  • Goats assistance

Here are some photos we took.

Empty room
Empty room
Goat cattle
Goat cattle

Address: Br. Pangawan, Sibetan Village, Bebandem, Karangasem
Coordinates: 8°27’17.6″S 115°32’27.5″E (View on Google Maps)

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