Made Pasek, a Man Who Lives Alone and Works as a Waste Picker in Dusun Tengah, Sibetan Village, Bebandem, Karangasem

Date of visit: November 23rd, 2019

Name: Made Pasek (M / 53 years old)

Occupation: Waste Picker

Address: Dusun Tengah, Sibetan Village, Bebandem District, Karangasem Regency

Contact telephone number:

  • 0852-3840-0091, Wayan Sudarsana – BCC volunteer in Karangasem
  • 0812-3873-0308, Wayan Taram Harsana – Head of Dusun Tengah

Category: elderly, lives alone

Bank Account: Bank BPD Bali, No: 022 02.05.02431-2, Beneficiary: I Made Pasek

Permanent Donors:

  1. Dayu Nina Athalia Saleh, 50.000 Rupiah per month starting March 2020
  2. Arlita Vellyananda, 100.000 Rupiah per month starting March 2020
  3. Please contact us if you want to be a permanent donor for this person.

Update on December 11th, 2019; Made Pasek received mattress and pillow assistance.


Made Pasek lives alone, he is not married. Made Pasek has 1 brother, but he doesn’t have a place to live so he has to live in a makeshift bed in other people’s land. His left eye is deformed (can’t see) from birth.

Source of income:

  • Made Pasek works as a waste picker around the village, in 3 weeks he could sell junk goods for Rp. 200,000, no other income.
  • He has not received rice-for-the-poor assistance (Raskin) from the government.

Condition of the house: quite poor, it’s more like a makeshift, it is located on land owned by local residents.

  • Number of bedrooms: 1
  • Number of divan: 1
  • Number of mattresses: he doesn’t have a bed, he is using a used car seat as bed
  • Floor is the ground
  • Wall: used sacks
  • Roof: used billboard
  • There is no electricity
  • There is no water, he gets water in the river not far from his house
  • Land status: not owned

Your assistance to Made Pasek can be in the form of:

  • Mattresses and pillows
  • Groceries or financial assistance to buy daily necessities
  • Financial assistance for making a simple house if someone gives land to build a house

Here are some photos we took.

Address: Dusun Tengah, Sibetan Village, Bebandem District, Karangasem Regency.
Coordinates: 8°26’39.0″S 115°32’28.3″E (View on Google Maps)

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