Made Rawan, Poor Elderly, Sick, Lives Alone, Who Works as a Sharecropper in a Salak Fruit Farm in Karangasem

Time of visit: 21 April 2017

Name: I Made Rawan (Male/around 75 yo)

Occupation: sharecropper

Address: Br. Telaga, Sibetan Village, Bebandem, Karangasem Regency

Contact phone number: 0852-0550-5300/0818-0547-1715, Ni Luh Kusmirayanti; BCC Volunteer in Karangasem region.

Category: poor elderly lives alone

Bank Account: Bank BPD Bali, No.: 022 02.02.44210-9, Beneficiary: I Made Rawan

Regular sponsor:

  1. Sandini Jogja, 100.000 Rupiah per month starting August 2017
  2. Please contact us if you want to be a regular sponsor for Made Rawan.

Update on July 15th, 2017; Made Rawan has received walking aids.

Update on March 24th, 2018; Made Rawan had a stroke, he lived with his nephew, still in the same village. He no longer lives in his house.


I Made Rawan and his wife has one daughter who has been married to Buleleng, his wife has passed away, he lives alone. His condition; his legs are weak, can’t stand up or walk if there is no handle. He goes to work to tend the salak trees by dragging his body on the ground (as can be seen on the video).

Source of income:

  • I Made Rawan works as a sharecropper in a Salak farm, no regular income, he only gets around Rp. 200.000 on Salak harvest season which is once in every 6 months.
  • He also raises some chickens.

House condition: quite bad

  • Bed room: 1
  • Bed: 1
  • Mattress: 1
  • Floor of soil
  • Wall of woven bamboo 
  • Roof of zinc, leaking when rain
  • Other room: kitchen
  • No electricity 
  • No water
  • Land status: as a sharecropper

Aids that you can donate to Made Rawan:

  • Basic food or cash donation to buy the necessities of daily living
  • Chicken livestock donation
  • Cash donation to renovate/build simple house 
  • Electricity connection assistance and its monthly fee 
  • Kerosene lamp, radio with battery, flashlight 
  • Aid of a walker 
  • Medical assistance

Here are some photos that we took.

Side of the house
Side of the house
Back of the house
Back of the house
Front bedroom
Front bedroom

Below please find a video documentation which we took on April 21st, 2017.

Address: Br. Telaga, Sibetan Village, Bebandem, Karangasem Regency
Coordinates: 8°26’44.8″S 115°31’02.2″E (View on Google Maps)

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  1. Marja de Jong says:

    We have visited Made Rawan 2 times, on 17 and 20 June.
    Made Rawan I think has a strong willing to survive, has a very basic life but does not complain.
    We brought sembako, pillow, vitamines and gave 200.000 rp.
    Although there was heavy rain when we were there, the roof was not leaking, but the house is in very bad condition. When the neighbours go to the market, they ask him if he needs anything and bring it. He cannot go himself because he almost cannot walk.
    Very special man!
    Best regards, Marja de Jong.

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