Nengah Tama, A Less Fortunate Family at Br. Dinas Timbul, Desa Bungaya, Bebandem, Karangasem

Category: Poor Family

Date of Visit: October 3rd, 2017

Name: I Nengah Tama / Nengah Pait (Male/43 years old)

Occupation: brick making worker, casual worker

Address: Br. Dinas Timbul, Desa Bungaya, Bebandem, Karangasem

Spouse’s Name: Nyoman Kerta (Female/42 years old)

Occupation: brick making worker

Contact Number:

  • 0852-3905-0377 – I Nengah Tama
  • 0821-4755-9595, I Gede Yatha Wisnawa, BCC’s volunteer in Karangasem area

Category: Less fortunate family

Bank Account: Bank BRI Unit Bebandem, No.: 4608-01-000927-52-3, Beneficiary: Ni Nym Kerta

Regular Donor:

  1. Please contact us if you would like to become a regular donor.


I Nengah Tama and his wife have 4 children:

  1. First child: I Gede Yasa (Male/22 years old), studied until 4th grade only, he works as a construction worker in Denpasar
  2. Second child: I Nengah Merta (Male/18 years old/8th grade), quit school for a while
  3. Third child: I Komang Tunas (Male/16 years old/9th grade)
  4. Fourth child: Ni Ketut Rianti (Female/9 years old/3rd Grade)

The distance from their house to the elementary and junior high school is about 400-500 meter, all of them going to school walking. 

Source of Income:

  • I Nengah Tama and his wife work as brick making worker. They earn Rp. 50.000 each person per day, in a month they could work 20 times each person during the dry season.
  • During the rainy season when brick making work sometimes not available, he sometimes works as a casual worker/ construction worker depends on what kind of job available, meanwhile his wife works to make tamas (ceremony material) for sale. 
  • To get extra income, they also raise some chickens.
  • The family also receive low priced rice through Raskin program from the government. They get 15 kgs of rice per month at a cost of Rp. 24.000.

Living Cost:

  • School Fee is free. Uniform fee and books expenses paid once a year or only when necessary.
  • Children pocket money: Rp. 5.000 – 10.000 per child per day

House Condition:

  • Bedroom: 2
  • Bed base: 3
  • Bed: 3
  • Floor: No floor
  • Wall made of wood sheet and bamboo woven. Some part of the wall is covered with corrugated iron and used banner.
  • Corrugated iron roof
  • Another room: kitchen
  • Electricity available
  • Water available from the village
  • Land ownership: owned by relatives

Below are the things you can give to them should you wish to help:

  • Food supplies or funds to buy daily needs
  • Funds for school needs/children pocket money
  • Bicycle for the children
  • School supplies; bag, shoes, books and stationery
  • Funds to help building a simple house

Here are some pictures that we took.

Nengah Tama family
Nengah Tama family
Bed 1
Bed 1
Bed 2
Bed 2
Bed 3
Bed 3

Address: Br. Dinas Timbul, Desa Bungaya, Bebandem, Karangasem
Coordinates: 8°27’28.2″S 115°34’49.7″E (View on Google Maps)

Write a Comment

2 Responses so far.

  1. Admin says:

    @Pennie Beatson. This family does not have a bank account yet, we’ll take Nengah Tama to the bank to make one. We’ll keep you updated via email. Thank you.

  2. pennie Beatson says:

    I would like to support this family with $10 month for 1 year.

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