Lita, age 15, is the oldest of three in Denpasar. She has a little sister and a little brother. Her father used to work as a tour guide, but the pandemic rendered him jobless, so he could only work as a transport laborer in a cargo company. Her father earns $95 per month. Meanwhile, her mother lost her job as a seamstress due to the pandemic. She had to sell her sewing machine to afford their food during the pandemic.
Her family rents two rooms in Denpasar, one for the parents and the other for Lita and her siblings.
Rita was about to drop out of school after completing junior high school. Fortunately, BCP found her and could intervene to pay her senior high school entrance fee using our emergency fund, so Lita could continue her school. She’s studying Social Science.