Wayan Devi, age 12, is the older of two and in grade 6, the last year of primary school. She has a 5 years old little brother. Her father is a primary school graduate, while her mother didn’t finish primary school due to their poverty.
They live in Karangasem, a poor regencu in the east. Devi works by making offerings and ceremonial accessories to help her parents earn some money, as her parents only work as laborers and could only earn around $100 per month.
Unlike most girls in her village who don’t really want to go to school due to peer pressure (the community prefer girls to not get a higher education since they will get married and end up as mothers anyway), Devi gives her best in her study.