20-year-old Devi is from West Kalimantan and the oldest child in her family. Her father works as a laborer, earning around IDR 1.500.000 (approx. USD 110) per month which is barely enough to cover her and her younger brother’s education. With the financial support from her aunt, Devi finished high school in July 2015. Despite of her ambition to continue her education at university level, she realized that her father would not be able to financially support her. Therefore, she decided to start working and found a job as administration staff in a local cooperation in her village. She used her salary of IDR 1.300.000 (approx. USD 95) to help paying for the bills and to meet her family’s needs. But Devi never lost hope and luckily heard about the Bali WISE program from her school friend, herself a Bali WISE alumi. She applied to join the program and is studying hard to gain the skills that will enable her to find better opportunities and to establish a stable life.