Cow project in Nawakerti Village was over. We did not have any routine schedule to that village again. However, once in a while we might visit the village again.
The next project takes place in Bangli Regency, precisely at Pengotan Village.
This time, Bali Charity visited the village together with Pak Kadek and Ibu Down from Bali Caring Community. Not like our latest visit to Nawakerti that cost us 2 hours drive, it only takes 1 hour to reach Pengotan Village.
We received information that Pengotan village has quite high position in term of total amount poor households in Bangli regency. From The data showed that from 966 houses, 517 of them are poor. It almost 60% of them even there is some cases of severe malnutrition.
People in Pengotan Village generally work as farmer and breeding over the cow or pig. Most of the people there also depends their life from weaving bamboo. They are very productive as it can be seen from tumpang sari – intercropping – system they applied, really a great example.
Accompanied by the head village, Bapak Wayan Arsana, we visited 5 families around Padpadan Village. Again, not like at Nawakerti village where local houses very difficult to get in touch with, at this village our local target situated not so far from the main road. It needs few steps only from the place we parked our car.
The first we visit is Ibu Kramen, a widow with four children. Three of them have been married as one lived in one house environment with the mother. This old woman usually cultivates over 20-acre land belong to other people. It takes us serious concern of that old woman still has to work seriously for a living.
The next family we visit is I Wayan Molos family. They are 70 years old couple and live with one of their son, Wayan Madu. They are farmer and breeding cow. Wayan Madu himself is doing varied job according to order, sometimes he become laborer, sometimes farmer or even any other works people need. They live in a hut build on land of other.
We then visit Nengah Riwin and Wayan Tomi families. Both houses coincidentally stand across each other. Each family has two children their daily profession is a farmer that cultivating over others land.
In our way home from Padpadan village and as we looking at the package that still lots of them, we give it for people we met along the street or who were work on the field or even to the children who are playing.
It touched us when seeing their happy face for receiving the gift. What we give them perhaps not an expensive thing still they looks so happy and keep expressing their gratitude.
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