Susi, 15, is the oldest of three siblings living in Bangli. She just started her first year of High School.
Susi’s father passed away 6 years ago from an illness. He was sickly for two years prior to his death. He used to work as a carpenter, and had gotten sick while her mother was pregnant with their third child.
Her mother, with the help from Susi and her sister, makes satay skewers from bamboo. They buy the bamboo for around USD 15, and would sell the ready-to-use skewers for about USD 30. This much bamboo needs to be worked on for around 3 weeks. Her mother also makes offerings, and would only get profit for around USD 0.70 per day.