Komang Patra, 2 Underprivileged Brothers in Dusun Putung, Duda Timur Village, Selat, Karangasem

Visit: March 18, 2021

Name: Komang Patra (male / around 50 years old)

Occupation: coconut tree climber

Address: Dusun Putung, Duda Timur Village, Selat District, Karangasem Regency

Brother’s Name: Kadek Patra (male / around 50 years old)

Occupation: Salak farmer

Telephone number that can be contacted: 0852-3840-0091, I Wayan Sudarsana – BCC Volunteer in Karangasem

Category: 2 underprivileged brothers

If you want to become a regular donor for him, we will create a bank account in his name, so that you can help him directly.

Bank Account: Not available yet

Permanent Donors:

  1. Please contact us if you would like to become a regular donor.

Update on March 18, 2021; Komang Patra has received 2 mattresses and 4 pillows.


Komang Patra and his older brother, both unmarried, live together in his house which is located in the middle of the salak garden. To reach his house, we have to walk or ride a motorbike 150 meters from the main road.

Komang Patra used to be treated in a mental hospital in Bangli for suffering from a mental disorder, but now he has recovered. His brother; Kadek Patra once fell from a coconut tree. Until now, he is limping and often feel weak, not strong enough to walk long distances.

Source of income:

  • Komang Patra works as a coconut tree climber to pick coconuts and coconut leaves and earns Rp. 20,000 per tree, in 1 day he can climb 5 coconut trees. Within a month he can work 5-8 times.
  • His older brother is limping and weak, he can’t work hard anymore, he works as a salak garden farmer, doesn’t have a regular income. If there is a harvest, he can get income.
  • To get additional income they also raise a few chickens.

House condition: they got a house renovation assistance before, the condition is still livable, but the door is broken.

  • Number of bedrooms: 2
  • Number of cots / beds: 1
  • Number of mattresses: none
  • Other rooms: kitchen
  • Cement floors
  • Brick walls
  • Asbestos roof
  • Electricity exist
  • There is no water, get water from the river not far from his house
  • Land status: own property

Your assistance to these brothers can be in the form of:

  • Mattresses and pillows
  • Groceries or financial assistance to buy daily necessities
  • Chicken livestock assistance
  • Funds to buy bedroom doors

If you have provided assistance to this person, please fill in the comment form below, write down the assistance you have provided and update on his latest condition. This information will be very useful for donors who want to visit / provide assistance to him.

Here are some photos we took.

Address: Dusun Putung, Duda Timur Village, Selat District, Karangasem Regency
Coordinates: 8°27’01.3″S 115°30’47.4″E (View on Google Maps)

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