Desi was a very active student. During her high school, she was a scout leader, chairwoman of committee, secretary and treasurer of student’s council, singer in the choir. She joined a lot of activities. Other than her organization skills, Desi also a very artistic person. She won the poem competition, she also likes to draw, dancing and singing. Desi started living with her grandmother after her father left the family and remarried. He never supported Desi and her family, that’s why her grandmother took care of her. [Read more…]
Serli was born and grew up in Buleleng, Bali. She has three siblings. She is the first children, both of her siblings are still in school, and the youngest one is still a baby. Her father works as a truck driver, her mother cannot work, due to the epilepsy that she has been suffering since 2005. Only her father who’s working to support their family. His father’s income is around IDR 1,500,000 per month, which is not enough to pay all the children’s school fee and medicine for Serli’s mother. [Read more…]
Mita is the oldest daughter, she has 3 siblings. She was born in a family with economic struggle. Her father is a driver and her mother is a housewife. After graduated from secondary school (SMP), her parent could not afford her high school tuition. But luckily, Mita got supported from the government. She got a scholarship for competent student (BIDIKMISI: Biaya Pendidikan Siswa Miskin Berprestasi), because she always reach good grade in school. After graduated from IT Vocational High School, Mita worked as Sales Promotion Girl at a super market in Kuta with salary a of IDR 1.6000.000 per month. [Read more…]
Wulan is the youngest child of a farming family from Banyuwangi, East Java. After graduating high school, she began studying Business Management at a college in Bali. Half way through the year her father broke his back in an accident, forcing her to return home.
Back home she was married to another villager, who left her after she got pregnant. Wulan began working as a chilli farmer to support herself and her son, Zulfi, for a salary of $6 a day.
Luri is the oldest of four children living in the remote village of Seraya and was expected to look after her younger siblings from an early age. In secondary school, she worked as a storekeeper at her teacher’s shop to pay for her tuition, and also doing laundry for neighbours, door to door. [Read more…]