Devi was born and raised in the village of Sibetan in rural Bali. Her father worked as construction worker, his income fluctuating around 1 million per month (approx. US $ 70) depending largely on the scope and availability of projects. The father’s income was barely enough to cover the family’s basic daily needs.
Due to the troubling economic situation, Devi usually helped her mother to make craft baskets used for ceremonial means. She did it in order to reduce the burden of her parents, the money was then saved for education expenses. She heard about Bali WISE program from her cousin, which is a former alumnae. Devi wants to gather professional experience in order to find a decent quality job after graduating from Bali WISE. Her greatest motivation is to be the one who can help her family and provide as better future to her younger siblings.