Komang Wirtayasa, a poor family in the village of Amerta Bhuana, Selat, Karangasem

Date of Visit: 21 August 2015

Name: I Komang Wirtayasa (male / 25)

Occupation: labourer digging and loading sand and rocks

Address: Banjar Muntig, Desa Amerta Bhuana, Kecamatan Selat, Kabupaten Karangasem

Name of Wife: Ni Komang Tri Widiantari (female / 25)

Occupation: basket weaver using bamboo

Telephone number for contact: 085239454365 / 082340140224

Information: a poor family

Bank Account: Bank BRI unit Selat, No.: 4612-01-009952-53-2, Beneficiary: I Komang Wirta Yasa

Regular Donors:

  1. Balipockets Stefan Kolb covers the costs for the first child’s school supplies, starting January 2019
  2. Please contact us if you would like to become a regular donor.

Update 25 September 2015: this family has already received assistance in the form of improvements to their home.


Komang Wirtayasa andhis wife have 2 children:

  1. I Gede Sloki Artawiguna (male / 5 years old / in pre-school)
  2. I Kadek Dwiantara (male / 1 year old)

Source of income: Komang Wirtayasa works every day as a labourer digging sand and loading sand and rocks onto a truck. His income varies from day to day. His wife weaves bamboo and looks after the children at home.

The condition of their dwelling: the floor is compacted soil, the walls are of woven bamboo strips and the roof is corrugated fibro cement sheeting. There is only one room – the bed and the kitchen are in the one room. There is a small bed shared by all four members of the family. The mattress is worn and thin.

You could assist this family by providing their basic daily food needs or by providing a mattress and pillows. Or you could provide them funds to buy their daily necessities, to renovate their house or to build a basic dwelling.

Please find below some additional information.

Back of the house
Back of the house
Inside the house
Inside the house

Video documentation we took on 25 September 2015.

Address: Banjar Muntig, Amerta Bhuana village, Selat sub district, Karangasem regency
Coordinates: 8°25’47.9″S 115°28’46.1″E (View on Google Maps)

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