Wednesday, November 30, 2016
If only we could...
Yesterday Kadek met with a man who lives not so far from us in a town called Dalung. He is looking after his two grandchildren and they live in a one room kos. A kos is basic accommodation with shared cooking and toilet facilities where whole families rent a single room which in most cases is less than 3 x 3 metres.
The father of the two little girls deserted his family nearly 2 years ago, so the mother left the girls with their grandfather and went away to find work. She sent money back to help pay for the kids but about a year ago the money stopped and the mother hasn't been heard of since. The grandfather (who doesn't work) had a little money saved but that has been used up. He is now desperate and can no longer support them.