Nengah Kari, a poor elderly woman who is a scavenger in Buleleng

Date of Visit: 6 November 2015

Name: Ni Nengah Kari (female / about 85)

Occupation: collector of used goods / scavenger

Address: Br. Kanginan, Julah village, Tejakula sub district, Buleleng regency

Phone contact: I Nyoman Suriasa, neighbour, 081238481029

Information: a poor elderly woman

Bank Account: Bank BRI, No.: 4763-01-007864-53-6, Beneficiary: Ni Nengah Kari


  1. Cahyandari Listy, USD 10 per month, from November 2015 until December 2017
  2. Judi Soetjahjo, IDR 100.000 per month, from December 2015 until December 2017
  3. Santi Gunawan, 100.000 Rupiah per month starting December 2015 until December 2017

Update on December 28th, 2017; we received an information that Nengah Kari is passed away.


Ni Nengah Kari lives alone – her husband is deceased. They had 4 children but 3 are also deceased. Their remaining daughter is married and lives in Sawan Buleleng, however she never comes to visit her mother.

Ni Nengah Kari lives in the corner of the compound of a relative where she lives in a small shelter with only enough room for a bed. The shelter is open and has no walls. She keeps the goods that she collects in front of the shelter

“I work collecting used goods. When I have collected a lot, I sell them. I can get 15,000 Rupiah a month” she said in Balinese. We asked her 3 times if that amount was and she answered the same each time: 15,000 Rupiah a month. “If I don’t get enough to buy food, then I eat whatever I can. I have never asked for food from my relatives here”, he said pointing to a family member.

You could support Ni Nengah Kari by providing her with her daily necessities or by donating money for her to buy her daily needs.

Please find below some additional information.

Ni Nengah Kari
Ni Nengah Kari
Raised bed
Small shelter
Raised bed
Small shelter
Second stuff
Used goods

Video documentation we took on 6 November 2015.

Address: Br. Kanginan, Julah village, Tejakula sub district, Buleleng regency
Coordinates: 8°06’52.9″S 115°18’00.3″E (View on Google Maps)

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