Mang Sri, age 18 in the far north west area ofJembrana, is the third child and only girl out of four sibling. She has two older brothers and one little brother in grade 4. Her older brothers are laborers and they dropped out of school due to their poverty. Mang Sri is the first in her family to ever undergo a senior high school education. She hopes to start grade 12, her last year of High School, in July. She wants to major in Hotel Accommodation and Tourism.
Mang Sri is a reall smart girl. She’s always ranked within the top 10 ever since she was in primary school. Due to her dedication with her education, her parents tried their best to accommodate her school needs by borrowing money and paying them off the debt little by little, while her brothers help to pay the whole family’s living expenses. Her parents have around $1,800 debt in the local bank and to a loan shark, where $750 out of the $1,800 went toward her school expenses.
Mang Sri is going to begin her internship at the Intercontinental Hotel in Jimbaran this month for the next 6 months. She has to pay a monthly rental fee for a small room near the hotel, as it’s impossible to commute from her hometown. Her home is is 3-4 hours away from the hotel.