Yolenta was born and grew up in Flores. She has 4 siblings; her older brother goes to college, two of her younger siblings attend school, and the youngest one still goes to kindergarten. Her parents are farmers with an income of around IDR 1.000.000 (approx. USD 76) per month. In secondary school, Yolenta won the third place in an English Speech contest. After she graduated from high school, Yolenta started searching for scholarships because her family could not send her to school any longer. From one of her high school teachers she heard about Bali WISE and decided to apply. Yolenta has a passion for tourism and wants to improve her English skills. She believes in getting good opportunties in the future and we are happy to have her as part of Bali WISE since October 2017.