Erawati was born on 07 December 2000 in Seraya, Karangasem. She is the first child of two siblings. Her father works as a farmer and her mother is a house wife. Erawati was a very eager student during high school, being among the top three in her class. She really wanted to go to college, but her parents did not have enough money to send her. Besides that, Erawati also lives with her grandfather and grandmother who are likewise dependent on her father’s income so she did not want to burden her parents on top of that.
Her daily routine after school was helping her mother weaving “Ata”, getting a salary of IDR 50.000 (US $ 3.50) per week or sometimes nothing at all. Besides that, Erawati helps her mother with the Balinese offering everyday. She heard of Bali WISE at the yearly socialization initiative from BaliIWISE at her school. Now she is very eager to learn about hospitality and gain new skills, hoping to get a good job in the future.