Made Gita, Less-Fortunate Family in Br. Bukit Kangin, Tenganan Village, Manggis, Karangasem

Category: Karangasem

Date of Visit: April 5th, 2018

Name: Made Gita KR (Male/45 years old)

Occupation: construction worker/casual worker

Address: Br. Bukit Kangin, Tenganan Village, Manggis, Karangasem

Spouse’s name: Nyoman Budiasih (Female/42 years old)

Occupation: munuh padi (gathering rice that left after harvested), casual worker

Contact Person: 0821-4755-9595, I Gede Yatha Wisnawa, BCC’s volunteer for Karangasem Area

Category: poor family

Bank Account: Bank BRI unit Manggis Amlapura, No.: 3563-01-014402-53-4, Beneficiary: I Made Gita

Regular Donor:

  1. Please kindly contact us should you wish to be a regular donor for him.


Made Gita and his wife have 4 children:

  1. 1st child : Female/married and lives with her family in Ban Village, Kubu, Karangasem
  2. 2nd child: Male/17 years old, finished the elementary school, works in an electronic shop in Denpasar
  3. 3rd child: Female/8th grader
  4. 4th child: Male/4,5 years old

Out of 4 children, only 2 children that live with them.

The 3rd child studies in SMPN 4 Bebandem, the location is quite far from his house. She walks 1.5 hours to the school and 1.5 hours back. In order to reach the school, she has to walk up and down the hill, go through steep road that could not accessed by bicycle. Even with motorbike, someone has to go all the way around to reach the school from the house. Therefore, this family don’t have a motorbike.

Source of Income:

  • Made Gita works as casual worker; construction worker with wage ranging from Rp. 30.000 – 60.000 per day, in 1 month, he could work 5 times.
  • His wife usually gather the rice that left after harvested. In 2 days she could get about 7 kg of rice. They normally consume the rice on their own instead of selling it. This only can be done during harvest season. If it’s out of harvest season, she works as casual worker. 
  • To get more income, they also taking care of 1 cow and some chickens. 
  • They has been receiving “Rice for the Poor (Raskin)” program from the government. They receives 15 kgs every 3-4 months at a cost of Rp 24.000.

Their living cost:

  • School tuition fee is free. They only need to pay for book and uniform fee once a year or when it is compulsory.
  • Kids pocket money Rp. 5.000 per day

House condition: His house located in the middle of the farm, on top of the hill. It feels like going inside the woods to reach his house. The access to get there, about 2.6 km, consists of narrow road that only fit one car. It makes it hard if another car coming from the other direction. 

  • Bedroom: 2
  • Divan: 3
  • Bed: 3
  • Other room: kitchen
  • No proper floor
  • Wall made of bamboo woven and used banner
  • Roof from coconut leaves woven and corrugated iron, leaking in some parts.
  • Electricity access
  • No water access, they have to walk 10-15 minutes to find water
  • Land status: as a cultivator

Should you wish to help this family, please kindly consider to donate:

  • Groceries or financial aid to buy basic daily needs
  • Financial aid to cover the children’s school supplies/children’s pocket money
  • Kids toys and school supplies ; bags, shoes, books, and stationeries
  • Calves or piglets
  • Financial aid to build a simple house
  • Water access

Below are some pictures that we took during our visit.

Side of the house
Side of the house
Inside the house
Inside the house
Bed 1
Bed 1
Bedroom 2
Bedroom 2
Bed 2
Bed 2
Bed 3
Bed 3

Address: Br. Bukit Kangin, Tenganan Village, Manggis, Karangasem
Coordinates: 8°28’32.1″S 115°34’47.8″E (View on Google Maps)

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