Putu Suardana, a needy family in Banjar Putung, Desa Duda Timur, Selat, Karangasem

Date of Visit: 15 July 2016

Name: I Putu Suardana (male / about 30)

Occupation: labourer with a stone mason

Address: Banjar Putung, Duda Timur village, Selat sub district, Karangasem regency

Wife’s Name: Ni Kadek Juniari (female / 28)

Occupation: makes handicrafts for sale

Telephone number for contact:

  • 082339160881, Putu Suardana
  • 085237077926, Bapak Made Puja; a local official from Banjar Putung, Selat, Karangasem

Information: A Poor Family

Bank Account Number: Bank BPD Bali, No.: 025 02.02.08295-8, in the name of: I Putu Suardana

Regular Donors:

  1. Balipockets Sabine Eul covers the costs for the 1st & 2nd children’s school supplies, starting January 2019
  2. Please contact us if you would like to become a regular donor.

Update on August 21, 2016; Putu Suardana received cattle assistance.

Update on October 20, 2016; Putu Suardana received housing assistance.

Update on October 24, 2016; Putu Suardana received pillow and bed donation.


I Putu Suardana and his wife have 3 children:

  1. Child I; I Gede Muliarta (male / 8 / Class 2 Primary School), pocket money for school 2,000 Rupiah per day, no school fees
  2. Child II; Ni Kadek Juliantari (female / 5 / attends pre-school), pocket money for school 2000 Rupiah per day, school fees 1,000 Rupiah per month
  3. Child III; I Komang Artayasa (male / 2 / not at school)

Source of income:

  • I Putu Suardana: works as a labourer in a workshop making Sanggah (a small family shrine) from stone. He receives 75,000 Rupiah per day and works about 15 days per month, depending on orders for the shrines.
  • His wife Ni Kadek Juniari: works making a range of handicrafts by plaiting ate (a plant similar to rattan) while looking after the children at home. She receives about 100,000 Rupiah per month
  • They also have some chickens

The condition of their house: there is one bedroom with a bamboo bedframe on which all 5 sleep. There is no mattress. There is a kitchen. Their house is in the middle of fields and can only be reached by walking about 300 metres down a steep and narrow path.

  • The floor is made of earth
  • The walls are woven bamboo
  • The roof is tiles and asbestos cement sheeting
  • There is no mattress
  • There is no electricity
  • There is a water supply
  • They own the land

Your assistance to this family could be in the form of:

  • Mattresses and pillows
  • Basic everyday necessities or money to buy those necessities
  • Money for school fees and school pocket money for the children
  • School needs for the children; bags, shoes, books and pens/pencils
  • Buying them a pig
  • Funds to renovate their current home or to build a simple new one

Please find below some additional supporting documentation.

Side of the house
Side of the house

Address: Banjar Putung, Duda Timur village, Selat sub district, Karangasem regency
Coordinates: 8°27’08.3″S 115°30’37.2″E (View on Google Maps)

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