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Ni Ketut Adnyani
Ni Ketut Adnyani is one of twins, a 15 year old 9th grader. The other twin wants to drop out and work. Adnyani is upset about this but nobody can change her sister’s mind. She wants to earn money.
Their mother left home when the girls were 7 and they never saw her again. An older sister married (23) and an older brother (19) dropped out after grade 9 and is a laborer. The twins sleep with their dad.
Ketut Adnyani is determined to be the first High School graduate in her family.
Gusti Made Prastayana
Gusti Made Prastayana, now 17, was sick as a child after being a preemie in the NICU. Now in his first year of High School, he’s an impressive young man living under extremely hard conditions.
His older brother, age 34, dropped out and is now a laborer still living with the family. Neither brother has a room and must sleep in friend’s houses. There is no actual kitchen and the family cooks over a pot on the porch. Their mother was in tears when she admitted that her sons don’t have a room to sleep in and must sleep in other homes.
The school is continually after him for his unpaid debt and he’ll have to drop out without a sponsor.
Iluh Uliantari is a lovely 11th grade High School girl and good student. She owes so much money (for her) in back school fees that she will have to drop out and not finish school. The school continually comes after her for the money she owes, which is approximately IDR 1 million – less than $100. This increases every month though, and is too much for the family. She has not paid her fee for 6 months
Her mother took a loan for the entrance fee so that Iluh could get into school, but this reached their limit with the bank. Her father is a laborer and her mother makes offerings for a living, so there is very limited income.
Iluh Uliantari really wants to graduate, and finds the thought of dropping out unbearable. Sponsorship is really her only hope.
Ketut Mertayasa is an orphaned 15 year old boy in his first year of High School in Bongkasa. His older brother, 19, graduated from Jr High and then stopped.
Ketut’s father had been very sick and died 11 years ago. His mother died very suddenly 4 months ago. She had been working hard to get a government house for them, and it did go through although she didn’t see it.
Ketut’s mother had taken out loans for his school fees, and now Ketut is behind on paying them back. He owes 6 months fees but more than he can pay. Ketut works in Abiansemal as a daily worker, earning about 10,000/day (less than $1.00) for food and to ease the burden on his brother
Komang Wardani (sister of Ni Ketut Apriliani)
Ni Komang Wardani (nicknamed “Komang”) is 16 years old and was supposed to continue to a senior high school this year. However, due to her family’s lack of financial ability, she had to drop out after graduating from junior high school in Kintamani.
Now that she doesn’t go to school anymore, Komang has to help her parents by working as a laborer as well. At 16, she can see her future without an education. She earns about IDR 60,000 (about $4) per day when she works a full day, which she doesn’t always get to. There are too many laborers in her area so it’s not a good thing for her to compete with other laborers. Komang also helps with chores, such as cleaning their home, washing clothes and dishes.
Komang Sadia (nicknamed “Komang”) is a 9th grader in Tulikup, Gianyar. He has 2 older sisters, both of whom graduated High School thanks to their sponsorships through BCP.
Although his father owns a ricefield, the crop is often failing and they have to depend on the the income of the two sisters. The oldest sister works in a sandals shop and the other works in a good restaurant as a waitress. Entering High School, grade 10, comes with many extra expenses which the family would just not be able to afford. This would doom him to a future of very limited opportunity and a continuation of a low standard of living and lack of education.
Ni Ketut Apriliani (sister of Komang Wardani)
April is the fourth child out of five. She is 13 years old, with one more year to go in Jr. High in Kintamani. She’s now in grade 8. Her oldest sister is married, and her second oldest works in Denpasar as a laborer. She has another sister, Wardani, who just dropped out after graduating from junior high school because her family couldn’t afford the expenses to enroll her into a senior high school. April also has a younger brother in grade 5, who will also share the same fate as his sister in dropping out of school in the future.
April’s parents asked her to quit school after she graduates from junior high school in 2020, so April can help earn some more money for the family. April’s parents both work as laborers. They work for other people in their field, doing any kind of labor work. They get paid per day and they don’t always get to work.
Komang Yasa Mahendra
Komang Yasa Mahendra, age 13 from Tabanan, will enter 8 th grade in July. Komang is an independent boy and he has the drive to study and stay at school since he was small. His favorite subjects are Arts, Culture and Crafts, although he scores best in Social Science. Komang is also talented in playing gamelan (Balinese music). He usually plays in the village hall.
Komang’s mother passed away in 2010 from an asthma attack. His grandfather had passed away as well. Currently he only lives with his father and grandmother. Since his family is considered as one of the least privileged families in his village, his family got help from the government in the form of a simple house (Bedah Rumah Program).
Two years ago, Komang started to do wood-carving. Since Komang does such a great job in carving, he can earn up to IDR 250,000 (about $20) per month. He carves after school and during the holidays.
Ketut Anda Riadi
Ketut Anda Riadi (Anda) is 15 and the youngest of four. He is in grade 9, the last year of Jr High, and his dream is to go to High School. His parents work as farmers / laborers for other people’s fields. They also raise livestock for other people, so they will receive half of the profit from selling the livestock once every one or two years.
Anda’s father also works as a motorbike taxi driver, although there are not many demands for this service anymore in his village. As laborers, their income is not fixed and is seasonal. As a result, Anda is working as well after or before his school by painting wood so he will have money to buy food at school and to buy his school materials. Anda gets paid around IDR 5,000 (about $3.50) for working 2 hours in painting temple’s materials.
Gusti Ayu Putu Sri Meta Laksmi
Gusti Ayu Putu Sri Meta Laksmi, (nicknamed “Meta”), is in grade 8 in Karangasem. The family is extremely poor, and when they finally got some government help it went towards building a bathroom.
Meta is the oldest of four. She two little sisters in grade 5 and 2, and one little brother in grade 3.
Her father works as a construction laborer. He earns about IDR 30,000 ($2.00) per day when there’s a demand for his work. Her mother is a housewife. She cannot work as her arms are disabled since birth. She also suffers from a form of leprosy.
Komang Yunara Mahendra
Komang Yunara Mahendra is a 15 year old 9th grader waiting to start High School in Bongkasa next term.
Yunara’s life has been stricken with tragedy. His two sister’s passed away, one after a long illness and the other suddenly. Things got even worse. Yunara’s father (who was earning good money in Java) came home, only to pass away in a road accident. It left Yunara alone with his mother, who has no stable income.
Yunara and his mother live in a nice house, but since his father passed away, they both live in poverty. Yunara has great grades and wants to stay in school, but can only do so with a sponsor.
Kadek Dwi Ari Laba
Kadek Dwi Ari Laba (nicknamed “Dek Ari”), age 14, is the younger of two sisters. She has an older sister who works as a storekeeper. Her older sister earns about IDR 1.3 million per month (less than $100).
Dek Ari’s sister only graduated from junior high school, which most likely is how Dek Ari will end up this year if her father cannot take a loan to cover her senior high school entrance fee. They live in Karangasem, one of the poorest areas of Bali.
Dek Ari’s father works as a laborer, while her mother has a quaint little warung. Her parents earn about IDR 1.5 million per month or less with their combined income, as her father doesn’t always get to work as a laborer. Currently her parents earn enough only to buy food for the whole family.
Dek Ari has already planned ahead for her future if she’s able to continue her school. She would like to apply to a vocational senior high school and major in Accounting or Office Administration. She also aims to get a scholarship, as her dream is to work while going to college after graduating from high school.
She plans to work in a small office or store while going to a college. Then after graduating from a college, she plans to apply to work in a bigger company or bank. That’s why she’s been begging her parents to let her continue school.
Komang Sadia (nicknamed “Komang”) is a 9th grader in Tulikup, Gianyar. He has 2 older sisters, both of whom graduated High School thanks to their sponsorships through Bali Children’s Project.
Although his father owns a ricefield, the crop is often failing and they have to depend on the the income of the two sisters. The oldest sister works in a sandals shop and the other works in a good restaurant as a waitress.
His mother works by painting woven mats, but she’s sickly and is often unable to work. The children also all share a genetic tooth anomaly that the mother has, giving them unsightly teeth which they try to cover.
Evita is now in grade 11. She goes to school at noon. At school, Evita is a member of the student body. So she usually spends more time at school to help organizing
the school events.
Evita still wants to work in a hotel after she graduates. This year she will have her internship for 3-6 months in a local hotel.
After school, Evita helps her mother in their quaint warung.
They sell basic supplies, such as toiletries, staples, and snacks. It’s all thanks to the sponsorship that her family can open a little warung to help her family earn some more money.
Desak Wayan Juniasih
Desak Wayan Juniasih, is the older of two. She’s now a 12 year old sixth grader in Karangasem. Desak was part of our Backpack Program 2018. Desak’s parents work as laborers. They cultivate other people’s fields and raise other people’s livestock for a living.
Her parents didn’t expect Desak to continue in school. However, seeing how well Desak is doing at school and how happy she is to get educated, Desak’s parents will try their best to get a loan. If they cannot get money to enroll Desak in a junior high school this July, Desak will have to drop out of school.
Desak’s parents usually borrow money from their neighbor so they can give Desak an allowance to buy food at school. They would later pay their neighbor back once they have sold their crops or livestock. A sponsorship would also cover these significant problems for Desak.
Putu Dimas Swastika Putra
Putu Dimas Swastika Putra is a 15 year old 8th grader in Bongkasa. In the area where Putu lives, many of the children are able to get jobs in the tourist industry if they finish high school, and Putu would like that.
The family is poor, and will not be able to cover Putu’s school expenses after High School. He will have to drop out after grade 9. Putu Dimas really likes school and does not want to quit. He wants his High School diploma, and is very aware of how important it is that he get it in order to change his life and improve his circumstances.
Ni Wayan Rusminiari
Ni Wayan Rusminiari, age 12 from Bongkasa, is the older of 2 sisters. She’s now in 6th grade and hoping that she gets a sponsor and is able to continue into Jr High next term. Without this help, she will be unable to continue. Indeed, the start of Jr High is when so many girls are forced to stop. There is just no money at all for school costs.
Her father is a laborer and her mother makes offerings for a living. The four family members live in an incredibly small house, all sleeping in one room. There is also a tiny kitchen.
A couple of years ago Wayan received a bike from Bali Children’s Project which she still uses to go to school. Wayan’s younger sister was part of Backpack program.
I Putu Wahyu Artawan
I Putu Wahyu Artawan (nicknamed “Anda”), age 16 from Mengwi, is an only child and in 8th grade. He lives with his mother ever since his father passed away in July 2018 due to a kidney failure. He also lives with his paternal grandparents.
Wahyu is supposed to be in grade 9, but in the 2nd grade, he had to repeat a year because his parents often left him by himself, as they had to go to work. But ever since Wahyu repeated a year, his parents paid more attention and took better care of him so he would stay in school.
Now Wahyu is a hardworking student. He’s always ranked in the top 10 in his class during his secondary school year.
Komang Indah Cahiyanti
Indah (Indah) is a hard working 13 year old 8th grader in Tegalallang. She and her older sister live with their parents and elderly grandmother and younger brother. Their older sister, who had to drop out after 9th grade, comes home to sleep after working as a daily worker for less than $5.00/day in an unsatisfying job with no potential.
Komang enjoys school, especially language and the Hindu religion. Her grades are good, and she ranks 10th out of 36 in her class. Although she doesn’t really have goals yet, she’s thinking of becoming a teacher if she can afford the studies necessary. She goes to school by bus and her hobby is swimming. She likes badminton.
Komang’s father died a number of years ago, leaving 4 children. Komang Indah is the third. The sisters were brought to BCP by a teacher who saw their potential and struggling living conditions. Her older sister is now sponsored and doing so much better than before.