Mera was born in the village of Seraya Tengah in rural Bali. She is the third sister of five siblings. Mera and her two youngestsiblings are in school. Mera’s father provides for the family working at a hotel in Candidasa with an income of only IDR 500.000 (around US $ 35) per month. With her mother being a housewife, the father’s income hardly covers the living costs of the whole family. Therefore after school Mera usually help hermotherto weave crafts and in the evenings she usually goes to find food for the animals.
Due to the poor economic situation, Mera was unable to continue to go to college. Gladly she found out about Bali WISE and hopes togain valuable hospitality skills during the six months skills education training. Eventually she aims at finding quality employment in order to provide for herself and her family in the closer future.