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Nyoman Selat, Poor Family in Br. Bukit Kangin, Tenganan Village, Manggis, Karangasem

Visit: 5 April 2018

Name: Nyoman Selat / Nyoman Loteng (M / 37 years)

Occupation: to make tuak (fermented drink from palm tree)

Address: Br. Bukit Kangin, Tenganan Village, Manggis Sub-district, Karangasem Regency

Wife’s Name: Nengah Sutri (F / 36 years)

Occupation: farm laborers (harvest laborer / harvest paddy)

Contact phone number:

  • 0853-3700-4719 – Nyoman Selat
  • 0821-4755-9595, I Gede Yatha Wisnawa, Sukrelawan BCC region Karangasem

Category: poor family

Bank Account: Bank BRI, No.: 3563-01-001718-50-6, Beneficiary: Ni Wayan Sriani (his first daugther)

Regular Donors:

  1. Balipockets Patricia Blume covers the costs for the fourth child’s school supplies, starting January 2019
  2. Please contact us if you want to be a regular donor for Nyoman Selat.

Update on May 2nd, 2018; Nyoman Selat received mattress and pillow donation.

Update on 15 December 2021; view updates at the bottom of this page.


Nyoman Selat and his wife have 4 children:

  1. Ni Wayan Sriani; child I/P/grade 6 SD
  2. Child II; L/died at the age of 4 months
  3. Ni Komang Martini; child III/P/grade 3 SD
  4. Ni Ketut Ulantari; child IV/P/7 years/not yet in school

Children’s school location is very close from home, children go to school on foot.

Nyoman Selat also lives with her mother, while her father is dead.

Source of income:

  • Nyoman Selat works to make tuak (fermented drink from palm tree) with gross income Rp. 30.000 per day, the income is divided by 2 with the land owner @ Rp. 15.000, in 1 month he can work to make tuak as much as 15-20 times.
  • His wife works as a farm laborer (harvesting / paddy harvest worker) with an income of Rp. 50.000 per day, during the harvest season she can work as much as 15 times a month, outside the harvest season she works to make canang / means of praying for sale.
  • To earn extra income they also keep 2 cows and 1 pig.
  • Nyoman Selat gets the help of rice-for-the-poor aid (Raskin) from the government as much as 15 kg per 3-4 months by paying Rp. 24,000.

Cost of living:

  • Free school tuition fee. Pay money on clothes and book money once a year or when necessary.
  • School supplies 3 children @Rp. 5,000 per day

Housing conditions: the location of the house in the middle of the moor on a hill, like going into the forest, road access is 2.6 km enough for one car only, will be very difficult if the car passed.

  • Number of bedrooms: 1, big enough
  • Number of cots / bed: 1, enough to sleep 2-3 people, the rest sleep on the floor / without cot
  • Number of mattresses: 1 thin mattress for sleeping on the floor
  • Another room: kitchen
  • Floor of cement
  • Walls from brickwork + woven bamboo
  • Roof from asbestos
  • Electricity exists
  • No water, buy water near his house Rp. 5,000 per month
  • Land status: as a cultivator

Your help to this family can be:

  • 2 mattresses and pillows
  • Staples or financial aid to buy the necessities of daily living
  • Funding for school fees
  • Children bike or toys assistance
  • Children’s school supplies; bags, shoes, books and stationery
  • Cattle / pigs assistance
  • Funding assistance to renovate the house (wall / ceiling)
  • Water connection aids

Here are some photos we took.

Side of the house
Side of the house
Bed 1
Bed 1
Bed 2
Bed 2
Mother house
Mother house

Address: Br. Bukit Kangin, Tenganan Village, Manggis Sub-district, Karangasem Regency
Coordinates: 8°28’45.0″S 115°34’37.8″E (View on Google Maps)

Update on 15 December 2021

On December 15, 2021, we received the following updates;

  • Child I: F/16 years/grade 10
  • Child II: M/died at the age of 4 months
  • Child III: F/12 years/grade 7
  • Child IV: F/10 years old/grade 4
  • Phone number: 0881-4820-317 / 0853-3700-4719
  • Bank account is still active, often checked

Here’s the documentation.

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