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Linda Adyani

Linda, age 13, is the younger of two siblings in Badung Regency. Linda is in grade 7, the first year of Jr High. She has an older brother in 12th grade in senior high school.

Her brother was able to go to senior high school because her parents took quite a hefty loan to afford the brother’s school expenses.
At that time, they could still take some loans and pay them off bit by bit, also hoping that the brother would work and pay off the debt for his school fee, repairing their house, and buying the brother an affordable motorbike so he could go to school.

The family planned to have the brother work so he could also help in paying Linda’s school fee.
Unfortunately, the pandemic happened and is still ongoing. They now can only pay the interest fee by month just to avoid the penalty.

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Dek Adi

Dek Adi, age 13, is the younger of two brothers in Badung Regency. His older brother dropped out of school due to their poverty. But his brother took the GED, the equivalence of senior high school short course for workers, while he was still working as a laborer during the day.

Dek Adi, now in grade 8, will have to drop out as well and start working if he doesn’t get sponsored. Senior high school begins in the 10th grade, so Dek Adi has a year and a half until he graduates from junior high school and can enroll into a senior high school if his family could afford it.

His brother had planned to help with his schooling. Unfortunately, as the pandemic and recession happened, his family is already struggling to afford the bare minimum, so Dek Adi’s brother can’t help him.

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Eva Dewi

Eva Dewi, an eighth grader, is the oldest of three daughters in Badung Regency. Her sisters are 8 and 5 years old. As a girl, combined with her family’s poverty, Eva’s parents are going to make her quit school when she graduates junior high school after finishing the 9th grade. In a patriarchal culture, it is not terribly unusual to cut a girl’s education short.

Both of Eva’s parents are laborers, who are struggling greatly to find more during this recession. They barely earn half of the minimum wage to feed the family of five. Eva often helps her parents with chores, babysitting her sisters, or with their labor work when she’s not busy with her study.

Eva’s family doesn’t have any smartphones, so Eva still has to go to school to get her homework and lessons, while her other classmates have online lessons.

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Putu Diva

Diva, age 12 in grade 6, is the older of two. She has a little brother age 4 years old. They live with her grandmother and parents in Badung Regency.

Diva’s family doesn’t have their own family land. They live on a landlord’s land where they share their crops and produce with the landowner as the payment. They also raise other people’s livestock and share half of the profit from selling the mature livestock with the owner. Her parents also work as laborers, doing odd jobs and earn $4-6 per day, depending on their job.

Her parents are junior high school graduates. They already are in debt to afford their living expenses, so they couldn’t take any more loans. Diva will have to drop out in the next new school year in June 2021 after she finishes primary school if she doesn’t get sponsored.

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Komang Armini

Komang Armini (“Komang”), 13, is from the Badung regency of Bali. Komang is now in grade 6 and hoping to continue school and start Jr High next term.

Komang’s father graduated from junior high school, while her mother only finished primary school. Komang will have to follow her mother’s footsteps if she doesn’t get sponsored. She will have to drop out after completing primary school in June 2021 if there’s no one that could help her afford the junior high school entrance fee and school expenses.

Her father is only a laborer and is often so sickly that he’s unable to work. Her mother is a housewife who makes offerings to earn side income for the family. Her family still has debt from paying her uncle’s cremation and fixing their dilapidated house.

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Indriani

Indriani (“Indri”), age 11 of Badung, is the older of two. She’s in grade 6 and has a little brother of kindergarten age. Her father is a laborer, while her mother is a small merchant in a local traditional market.

Next year she would be scheduled to start Jr High (grade 7), and that is when school costs really rise. There are high entrance fees, monthly fees, more uniforms, and higher costs. Her parents plan to make her stop her schooling next year and wait for a year or two until they could save up some more money for her junior high school entrance fee.

Due to the pandemic, her parents struggle a lot more to afford their living expenses. They still have to pay the interest of the loan that they took to repair the home and cannot pay both.

While her parents work, Indri usually takes care of her little brother. She also helps with chores and her mother’s work when she’s not studying. The family only has one old smartphone, and Indri has been using it to do her school work.

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Kadek Hendradinata

Kadek Hendradinata (“Dek Ta”), age 13, is the younger of two siblings in Buleleng. He’s currently in grade 8. Dek Ta is quite a smart student. He’s been ranked the top 10 in class.

His older sister graduated from senior high school. His parents took a loan to afford it and when his sister graduated, his sister helped paying off the debt. His parents had expected for his older sister to help Dek Ta with his school expenses but, unfortunately, the pandemic happened and is still going strong in Bali. His sister couldn’t get a decent job and could only do labor work to afford their food for now.

His parents are laborers, doing odd jobs.  As it is, the family often borrow money and staples from the warung near their house, as they don’t always have money. Sadly, Dek Ta will have to drop out of school once he graduates from secondary or junior high school if he doesn’t get sponsored.

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Kadek Ariani

Kadek Ariani (“Ariani”), 13, is the younger of two. She has an older brother who currently works as a mechanic in a garage workshop (bengkel). Her brother earns only enough to pay for their family’s debt, a loan that they took buy a bike for the brother and fix their home.

Arani is in grade 7, the first year of Jr. High. They live in Badung Regency.

Currently, Ariani struggles to afford the internet data needed for the mandatory online learning by her school due to the pandemic. She often goes to her neighbor or friends to get some internet or go to school to get her assignments from the teachers right away. All the students now need phones, but the cost of the data to use them is extra and more than they can afford.

Both of her parents are only primary school graduates. They expect and rely on her brother a lot to afford their current living expenses. Her father is a laborer and her mother makes offerings to earn additional side income to support the family.

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Komang Suka

Komang Suka, age 11 and in grade 6, is the youngest of three. The oldest is married, while his older sister just graduated last year through BCP. Komang is due to start Jr High next year if the family can afford the entrance and monthly fees.
His father passed away in 2011 from a liver disease. He’s been living only with his mother, sister, and grandfather.
His mother is a laborer, working at the rice-field for other people and gets paid $5 per day when she gets to work. She also makes offerings to be sold in nearby warung or the market. His older sister hasn’t been able to find a stable work as well due to the recession caused by the pandemic. She’s a freelance worker and sometimes takes labor work as well. Both his mother and sister earn only enough for their food.
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Komang Desi

Covid Cancellation

Komang, 18, is in his last year of senior high school. He’s going to graduate in 5 months but sadly, his sponsor just stopped, leaving him uncertain about his ability to pay his school fees. Due to the pandemic, the national final exam is once again being cancelled this year by the government (last year the national final exam was also cancelled due to the same reason.) Komang only needs to undergo his school’s end of semester exam in order to graduate.

Komang Desi, is the youngest of three in Kintamani. His family only has one room in their home, so he shares the room with his parents. Komang’s family lives on land that is owned by another person. They cultivate the land and share the crops with the landowner. They were in debt from borrowing money to cover their living and Komang’s school expenses when Komang got sponsored.

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Putu Ardita

Covid Cancellation

Putu Ardita is an 18 year old 12th grader in the Ubud area whose sponsor suddenly stopped. With only 5 months of school left, he needs help to ensure that he can pay the remaining monthly costs and graduation fees so he can finish school. Putu only needs to complete his school’s end of semester exam in order to graduate.
His father left when he was young, and he and his mother and younger sister moved back to his mother’s compound. His mother has already far extended her ability to take out loans to help him.
Now, he’s also been concerned about where he could find work due to his major in tourism, while the industry is practically going under during the pandemic and causes recession. His major was Culinary Arts. His dream had been to open a restaurant, and if things return to normal one day, maybe he can.
Putu was lucky that he could finish his internship period at the Indus Restaurant in Ubud for 6 months before the pandemic hit Bali in March 2020 and schools began to be closed from that time.
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Ayu Winda

Ayu Winda, 12, is the middle child of three sisters in Tabnan. She’s now in grade 6, the last year of primary school. Her older sister is sponsored through BCP.

Due to the recession caused by the pandemic, her family is struggling even more to afford their basic expenses. Ayu Winda will have to drop out after finishing the 6th grade in June, as opposed to continuing to a junior high school or 7th grade like other kids.

Her father is a construction laborer, and he could get paid up to USD 9 per day. The recession has taken a toll on the construction business in their area, so her father is mostly unemployed and does odd jobs that pay even less for a day.

Her mother is a housewife and takes care of her little sister, who’s only 3 years old.

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Gita Widani

Gita, age 17, is now in her second year of senior high school. She’s going to graduate in June 2022 if she can get sponsored until then. Because of the Covid crisis, her sponsor had to stop, and now Gita is very worried about being able to continue.

Her parents became deeply in debt in order to get her into school originally, and buy her a motorbike, which she needed because they live in a remote area in northern Bali.

They went into debt because Gita was so desperate to finish High School and it meant so much to her. However, it’s also troubling for them because they have two younger sons, and as a patriarchal society, Bali prioritizes education for boys. So they’re very worried about finances as well as being very poor daily laborers.

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Made Junita

Covid Cancellation

Made Junita is a middle child in Badung Regency, now in grade 11 and studying Hotel Accommodation. Due to the pandemic, she’s been studying remotely using her parents’ old smartphone. Junita and her parents were very grateful that the internet data expenses for her school needs were fully covered by her sponsorship, since they receive fewer jobs to undertake as laborers. But now that she is not sponsored, they worry about the cost.

Junita’s dream has been to work in a hotel as its permanent staff. She would like to get a better job than her parents because she doesn’t want to repeat her parents’ footsteps, where they couldn’t afford equal education for all of their children.

Her school is only open to accept school fees payment. During the last year’s quarter, Junita went to school once a week to have her practical lessons. Junita really likes the practical lessons since they are hands-on and they’re refreshing to do after all of her online classes throughout the week.

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Gede Yansen

Yansen,16, is an only child and in his first year of High School in Tabanan where he’s studying Culinary Arts. Yansen was orphaned two years ago when his father, who was a secondary and junior high school teacher in Denpasar, passed away. His mother passed away when he was 5 years old.
Currently, Yansen lives with his paternal aunt who’s single but has been sickly, and can’t have a stable job due to her impaired speech. His aunt is the only person who’s accompanying and cooking for Yansen, while he works as a laborer to pay off his debt that he took to afford his school entrance fee and other expenses.
Yansen would work part-time doing any labor work that he could do during the day, such as construction work, and he would be doing his school work in the evening. Even though Yansen lives a tough life, he’s a diligent student who dreams of becoming an entreprenuer.
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Putu Jesika

Putu Jesika is the older of two, with a little brother who’s still in primary school and living in Tabanan. Jesika is 12 and in the 7th grade, the first year of Jr High.

Putu lives only with her brother and grandmother. Her father passed away 6 months ago due to brain cancer. Her mother had gotten remarried after her father’s death and moved to Sulawesi, another island, to live with the new family.

Putu’s grandma is elderly and she earns only around $38 per month from cultivating a small plot of land to plant rice and veggies. She earns barely enough to buy food for the kids. Putu’s paternal aunts often help with their food expenses. Putu also received a good second-hand phone from her one of her aunts so she could do her school work.

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