Nengah Kawi, A Poor Family in Br. Geliang, Pempatan Village, Rendang, Karangasem

Date of visit: 2nd August 2018

Name: Nengah Kawi (M / 28 years old)

Occupation: grass sickle worker

Address: Br. Geliang, Pempatan Village, Rendang District, Karangasem Regency

Name of Wife: Ketut Tunas (F / 21 years old)

Occupation: farm labor / odd jobs

Contactable telephone number:

  • 0819-1332-0930 –Nengah Kawi.
  • 0858-5754-2128 – Agus Astawa, BCC Volunteer in Rendang – Karangasem

Category: poor family

Bank Account: Bank BPD Bali, No.: 051 02.02.80871-6 Beneficiary: I Nengah Kawi

Regular Donors:

  1. Balipockets Edward Karssen covers the costs for Wayan Reni’s school supplies, starting February 2021
  2. Bali Smile, Mike Tyo, 100.000 Rupiah per month starting July 2020
  3. Please contact us if you want to be a regular donor for Nengah Kawi.

Update on August 18th, 2018; Nengah Kawi received electricity installation from BCC.

Update on November 23rd, 2019; His daughter Ni Wayan Reni received bicycle assistance.

Update on December 11th, 2019; Nengah Kawi received mattress and pillow assistance.


Nengah Kawi and his wife have 3 children;

  • Child I: Ni Wayan Reni (F / 10 years / 4th grade elementary school)
  • Child II: I Kadek Mertayasa (M / 7 years / 2nd grade elementary school)
  • Child III: I Komang Suardana (M / 2 years)

The children’s school (SD 2 Besakih) is close to their house.

Source of income:

  • Nengah Kawi and his wife work together as grass sickle laborers for cow food. They get a salary of Rp. 50,000 – 80,000 per day / two, they can work as much as 15-18 times a month.
  • He gets 8 kg of rice-for-the-poor assistance (Raskin) from the government every 1-2 months.

Cost of living:

  • Free children’s school fees. Pay clothes and book money once a year or if necessary.
  • Children pocket money: Rp. 5,000 per child per day

Condition of the house: the location of the house on the side of the village road.

  • Number of bedrooms: 1
  • Number of cots / beds: 2
  • Number of mattresses: 2
  • The ground as the floor
  • The walls made of brick and woven bamboo which are covered with used cloth
  • Asbestos roof
  • Other room: kitchen
  • There is no electricity
  • There is no water, looking for water in a spring
  • Land status: owned

Your help to this family can be:

  • Basic needs or funds to buy daily necessities
  • Funding for children’s school fees/pocket money
  • Child bicycle assistance, children’s toys etc.
  • Children’s school supplies; bags, shoes, books and stationery
  • Cattle assistance
  • Funding to renovate houses (floors / walls)
  • Electric connection assistance
  • Funding to open a stall, because of the location of his house on the edge of the village road

Here are some photos that we took.

Side of the house
Side of the house
Back of the house
Back of the house
Inside the house
Inside the house
Bed 1
Bed 1
Bed 1
Bed 1
Bed 2
Bed 2

Address: Br. Geliang, Pempatan Village, Rendang District, Karangasem Regency
Coordinates: 8°21’37.9″S 115°26’15.6″E (View on Google Maps)

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