Komang Gede, whose children walk one and a half hours to school

Date of Visit: 11 December2015: 11 Desember 2015

Name: I Komang Gede (male / in his 30s)

Occupation: Casual labourer

Address: Banjar Dinas Sanggem, Sangkan Gunung Village, Sidemen Sub District, Karangasem Regency

Wife’s Name: Ni Komang Kedele (female / in her 30s)

Occupation: Casual labourer

Phone number for contact:

  • Komang Gede; 085738826041 (his phone is often not working)
  • Kadek Dana; younger sibling of the above, 085737723824

Information: a poor family

Bank Account: Bank BRI, Sidemen Branch, Account Number: 4613-01-007987-52-5, in the name of: I Komang Gede Tunas

Regular Donor:

  1. Nyoman Arsana, IDR 100.000 per month, from January 2016
  2. IGD, IDR 100.000 per month, from February 2016
  3. Please contact us if you would like to become a regular donor.

Update on May 14th, 2016: we have got an information Komang Gede had received housing assistance.

Update on June 10th, 2016: Komang Gede had received 2 used bicycle for children I and II.

Update on October 20th, 2016; Komang Gede already moved in at his new home that finish constructed.


I Komang Gede and his wife have 4 daughters:

  1. Ni Wayan Budiani (5th class Primary School)
  2. Ni Kadek Darmi (4th Class Primary School)
  3. Ni Komang Juniasih (aged 3)
  4. Ni Ketut Widiari (aged one and a half))

The state of their dwelling: the floor and walls are made of compacted earth, the roof is asbestos cement sheeting. There is only one room and the kitchen and the sleeping area share that space. There are two beds: the eldest and the second eldest children sleep in one bed, the wife sleeps on the second bed with the two younger children and the husband sleeps on the floor in front of the fireplace. This family received mattresses from a donor however they are not used as they do not fit the bedframes that the family have. There is no electricity and no running water.

Source of income: I Komang Gede works as a casual labourer doing whatever work is available – carting wood or carting coconuts, etc. He receives 40,000 Rupiah per day and works about 14 days in a month. His wife works occasionally as a labourer carting coconuts however is more often at home looking after the smaller children. The eldest and the second eldest children walk one and a half kilometres to school every day.

You could support this family by providing them with their basic daily necessities, by providing bicycles for the children to go to school, by giving money so that the family can buy their own daily needs, by donating funds for the children’s school fees, by helping them buy a cow or pigs or giving money for them to improve their house.

Please find below some additional information.


Video documentation we took on December 11, 2015.

Address: Banjar Dinas Sanggem, Sangkan Gunung Village, Sidemen Sub District, Karangasem Regency
Coordinates: 8°27’17.6″S 115°25’47.3″E (View on Google Maps)

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6 Responses so far.

  1. Admin says:

    @Grant. They have 3 regular donor. You can be their regular donor for maximum USD 10 per month per family. You can send your donation via our PayPal account (please click the PayPal button on our website), and then we will transfer the fund to their bank account, we will send you the slip for every transfer made. They live in a poor village. Thank you.

  2. Grant says:

    Is this family being fully sponsored?

  3. Admin says:

    @Lynda. Thank you for your donation. We have received your donation $10 USD for I Komang Gede. We’ll send you the transfer slip once the fund transferred to his bank account. Thanks again.

  4. Lynda says:

    Thank you. I have just made the first donation.

  5. Admin says:

    @Lynda. You can send your monthly donation via our PayPal, then we’ll transfer the fund to his bank account and send you the transfer slip every month. Suggested amount: USD 10 per family per month. Thank you.

  6. Lynda says:

    I would like to become a regular donor for this family.

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