Nengah Basul, a poor family in Bungaya Village, Bebandem, Karangasem

Visited : 3th February, 2017

Name : I Nengah Basul / I Nengah Budiara ( Male / 32 years old)

Occupation : Farmer

Address : Br. Dinas Timbul, Bungaya Village, Bebandem District, Karangasem

Name of Wife: Ni Nengah Suartini ( Female / 30 years old)

Occupation : Making Tamas ( means of prayer )

The phone numbers can be contacted: 0821-4755-9595, I Gede Yatha Wisnawa, Volunteer of BCC Karangasem.

Categories : Poor Family

Bank Account: Bank BRI Unit Bebandem, No.: 4608-01-001528-52-6, Beneficiary: I Nengah Mudiara

Regular Donors:

  1. Pramudia Soesanto, 100.000 Rupiah per month starting August 2018
  2. Please contact us if you would like to become a regular donor.

Updated on 16th February, 2017: Nengah Basul have received cattle assistance.


I Nengah Basul and his wife have two children :

  • The first Child : Male / 8 years old / the 1st grade, he stays at her grandmother’s house in order close to his school, it’s about 200 meters walk to school.
  • The second Child: Male / 7 years old / in kindergarten, his mother take his son go to school walk about 600 meters

Source of income :

  • I Nengah Basul worked as sharecroppers, if he lucky to harvest that he can earn around Rp. 250,000 per month, if it’s not – as this month failed harvests due to bad weather – he lost money.
  • His wife works to making Tamas ( means of prayer) with an income of approximately Rp. 100,000 per month.
  • To earn extra income they also maintain one head of cattle belonging to his neighbor.
  • This family get help rice for poor people from the government as much as 15 kg every 2 months by paying Rp. 25,000.

Cost of living:

  • Elementary school tuition is free, the tuition of kindergarten Rp. 45,000 per month
  • The cost of children’s lunch Rp. 2000 who at Elementary school and Rp. 1,000 per day who at the kindergarten

The condition of their house: the location of their home in the middle of fields in paddy area, during the rainy season the access road is muddy / slippery, so have to walk about 200 meters.

  • Number of bedrooms : 1
  • Number divan / bed : 1
  • Number of beds : 1
  • The other room : kitchen
  • Floor of cement peeling
  • The walls of adobe
  • Roof of tiles and zinc
  • No electricity
  • Water does not exist, they look for water in the river’s mouth is located not far from his home
  • Land status: as the tiller

You can help this family such as :

  • Food or funds to buy the necessities of daily living
  • Financial assistance for the costs / supplies school children
  • Help bike for the child go to school
  • Toys for boys ages 7 & 8 years
  • Children school supplies; bags, shoes, books and stationery
  • Help cattle / pig
  • Funds for renovating the house ( floor and ceiling )

Here are some pictures that we’ve taken.

Nengah Basul
Nengah Basul family
Side of the house
Side of the house

Below please find a video documentation which we took on February 3rd, 2017.

Address : Br. Dinas Timbul, Bungaya Village, Bebandem District, Karangasem
Coordinates: 8°27’35.6″S 115°35’18.0″E (View on Google Maps)

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