Sutami was born on December 31, 2000 as Jasri (Karangasem). She is the youngest of 4 siblings. Two of her siblings are married, and her father died when she was still a baby, so her mother became the sole supporter of the family, working as a farmer with an income of approximately IDR 700,000 a month. Her family lives in a very basic house with no kitchen and no bathroom, and therefore must bathe in the dirty river. Due to her family’s economic condition, Sutami did not want to be a burden for her parents, so she decided not to go to college. Instead of going to college she enrolled in the Bali WISE program to get the skills necessary to work in the tourism industry, because she wants to be a waitress to support her family, and to make her mother happy.