Ni Wayan Kekeh, less fortunate elderly in Br. Dinas Abian Tiying Kelod, Desa Jungutan, Bebandem, Karangasem

Date of visit: January 20th, 2018

Name: Ni Wayan Kekeh (Female/about 65 years old)

Occupation: making tamas (ceremony material), munuh (collecting the rest of rice from currently harvested rice paddy)

Address: Br. Dinas Abian Tiying Kelod, Desa Jungutan, Bebandem, Karangasem

Sibling’s name: I Nengah Rai (Male/about 60 years old)

Occupation: snake fruit farmer

Contact Person: I Wayan Sudarsana (0852-3840-0091), BCC’s volunteer for Karangasem area

Category: less fortunate elderly

Bank Account: Bank BPD Bali, No.: 022 02.02.45284-3, Beneficiary: Ni Wayan Kekeh

Regular Donor:

  1. Tunjung Crystal, 100.000 Rupiah per month starting April 2018
  2. Please kindly contact us should you wish to be a regular donor for her.

Update on 20th January 2018; she has received 1 bed & 1 pillow.

Update on September 5th, 2019; Ni Wayan Kekeh received housing assistance from BCC donor.

Update on November 25, 2021; please see at the bottom of this page.


Ni Wayan Kekeh never been married, she lives alone in her place, her brother lives next to her (same land) : I Nengah Rai with his wife.

Source of income:

  • Ni Wayan Kekeh makes tamas and tangkih (ceremony material) for living, she could earn gross income of Rp. 8.000 each day. This number is a gross amount, not including her expenses to buy the coconut leaves as a main material of tamas and tangkih.
  • On harvesting season, she collects leftover rice that falls around rice fields.

House condition is a bit pathetic, to reach her house, one has to walk about 300 meters.

  • Bedroom: 1
  • Bed base: 1
  • Bed: none
  • Kitchen in the same room as bedroom
  • No floor (soil)
  • Wall from bamboo woven, old and many holes in the wall 
  • Leaking roof and the roof frame not in the good condition
  • Electricity available
  • Water available
  • Land status : as a user

You could help Ni Wayan Kekeh by giving :

  • Bed and pillow
  • Basic daily needs or funds to buy daily needs
  • Funds to help improving the house 

Below are some photos that we have taken.

Side of the house
Side of the house
Inside the house
Inside the house
Ni Wayan Kekeh
Ni Wayan Kekeh
Nengah Rai & Istri
Nengah Rai & Wife

Address: Br. Dinas Abian Tiying Kelod, Desa Jungutan, Bebandem, Karangasem
Coordinates: 8°25’50.2″S 115°31’40.9″E (View on Google Maps)

Update on November 25, 2021

On November 25, 2021, we visited Wayan Kekeh at her house. Her condition is still the same, nothing has changed.

Here’s some documentation.

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