Nyoman Sopak, a poor elderly woman with a mentally retarded son in Nawa Kerti Village, Abang, Karangasem

Category: Poor Elderly

Date of visit: 6 October 2016

Name: Ni Nyoman Sopak (female/ around 75 years old)

Occupation: not working, raising 1 pig

Her son’s name: I Wayan Buda (male/around 25 years old) – mentally retarded

Occupation: coconut tree climber

Address: Br. Bau Kawan, Nawa Kerti Village, Abang District, Karangasem Regency

Contactable phone number: 0852-3776-6766, Wayan Putu (Head of Nawa Kerti Village)

Category: poor elderly with a mentally retarded children

Bank Account: We did not succeed in making a bank account for her.

Update on October 21st, 2016; Nyoman Sopak received cattle assistance.


Ni Nyoman Sopak and her husband (who has passed away long time ago) has 1 son: I Wayan Buda (male/around 25 years old) with a mental retardation.

Source of income:

  • Ni Nyoman Sopak can no longer work because of her age, she can only raise 1 pig that is owned by her neighbor, with a lot of help from Ni Nyoman’s son.
  • Her son, I Wayan Buda, works as a coconut tree climber, and he has no fixed income, depending on numbers of request for his services.
  • Ni Nyoman obtains free rice for poor people assistance from the government, in the amount of 5 – 10 kg per month. 

House conditions: her house was repaired by the provincial government of Bali in 2012.

  • Number of bed room: 2
  • Number of bed: 1
  • Number of mattress: none, they sleep on carpet 
  • Other room: kitchen 
  • Floor of cement
  • Wall of adobe
  • Roof of asbestos
  • Has electricity, attached to her neighbor’s house
  • No water, they get waters from the river
  • Status of land: as a cultivator

Your donation to this family can be in the form of:

  • Mattresses and pillows
  • Groceries or funds to buy daily life necessities
  • Pig(s) to be raised
  • A Stick to help her to walk

Below are some pictures that we have taken.

Bedroom 1
Bedroom 1
Room 2
Room 2
Bale on kitchen
Bed in the kitchen

Address: Br. Bau Kawan, Nawa Kerti Village, Abang District, Karangasem Regency
Coordinates: 8°22’37.3″S 115°34’25.1″E (View on Google Maps)

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