Nengah Potag, 3 impoverished elderly siblings in Batumadeg, Besakih Village, Rendang, Karangasem

Visit: 13th February 2020

Name: Nengah Potag (Female/50 Yrs Old)

Occupation: Collecting firewood

Address: Batumadeg, Besakih Village, Rendang, Karangasem

Name of Older Brother: Nyoman Oka (Male/60 Yrs Old)

Occupation: Odd-jobs

Contactable telephone number: 0858-5754-2128 – Agus Astawa, BCC Volunteer in Rendang Area – Karangasem

Category: Poor elderly

Bank Account: Bank BPD Bali, No.: 051 02.12.00146-9 Beneficiary: I Nyoman Kingsan

Permanent Donors:

  1. I Putu Krisna Parama Arta, 100.000 Rupiah per month starting May 2020
  2. Bali Smile, Mike Tyo, 100.000 Rupiah per month starting May 2020
  3. Please contact us if you would like to be a permanent donor for the above mentioned.


They are 3 elderly siblings, all unmarried.

  1. Nyoman Oka (Male/around 60 Yrs Old), working odd jobs with a pay of Rp. 50.000 per day, in a single month Oka would work as much as 8 times.
  2. Nyoman Kingsan (Male/around 55 Yrs Old), working as a cleaner in Besakih Temple with an income of IDR 800,000 per month.
  3. Nengah Potag (Female/around 50 Yrs Old), collects firewood to use for cooking for her two older siblings since Potag does not earn a living.

Condition of their homes: they live in the hills above Besakih Temple, to reach their homes we had to walk through a path for 10 minutes. They own 2 houses/shacks, each of their houses consist of 1 bed room. House I is occupied by Nyoman Oka and Nyoman Kingsan, whereas house II is occupied by Nengah Potag.

  • Number of bedrooms: 2
  • Number of divans/bedsteads: 2
  • Number of beds: 1
  • Other rooms: Tools room, and a place for firewood
  • Floor made of dirt
  • Walls made of bamboo weave and iron sheets
  • Roof made of asbestos and roof tiles
  • There is electricity
  • No running water, they must find water from a nearby river
  • Status of land: owned by them

Your donations to this family may be in the form of:
• Beds and pillows
• Food or financial aid to help with daily necessities
• Aid for cattle
• Financial aid for the construction of a simple home

The following are several photos we’ve captured.

Address: Batumadeg, Besakih Village, Rendang, Karangasem
Coordinates: 8°22’13.8″S 115°27’21.3″E (View on Google Maps)

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