Luh Ayu, 13, is older of two sisters. She is currently in her first year of Jr High (grade 7) in Tabanan. Her sister is still in primary school.
Ayu’s family originally came from Karangasem, but her parents moved out to look up for job, albeit as laborers, since there were no job opportunities in their hometown. Both of her parents are merely primary school graduates.
Her father earns around $110 per month as a laborer, while her mother works as a cleaning attendant in a clinic near their place. Her mother doesn’t get paid by the clinic, but in exchange, they give her family a room to live rent-free.
Ayu really enjoys going to school, and her favorite subjects are mathematics and science. Ayu aspires to work in an office. She hopes she’ll be able to continue school and major in Office Administration in high school.