Maria was born in Flores. She is the second child of two siblings. Both her parents do not have the stable job and almost unemployed. Her father got an accident 15 years ago that caused him unable to walk. Since then, he lost his job and could not find any until now. Her mother is a housewife and does not make the proper earning as well. Besides, they do not live in their own house but stay in her grandmother’s. After she graduated from high school and applied to the university using the scholarship, she got accepted. Unfortunately, she could not make it further as she did not have money to join the campus orientation that made her drop from the campus. She decided to start looking for job. Her biggest motivation in pursuing her education is to make her parents proud of her and help their financial state. She spent her life by getting the insult from their other people, especially their neighbors. She believes that if she has the chance to get better education and career, she will be able to lift her parents’ pride and provide the better living to them.