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Simon comes from the Aru Islands, specifically from the village of Dobo. This is an area in eastern Indonesia, which is in the archipelago with the islands connected by small boats. Because Simon comes from the islands, he wants to be a ship technician. He is currently studying at the Academy of Maritime Nusantara in the Teknika program. However, Simon is worried that he will be unable to complete his studies due to the economic conditions of his underprivileged family. His parents are separated. His father is dead and his mother does not have any special skills for work. Right now, his brother who works at a store, finances Simon's education. Simon hopes to get a loan from Kiva so that he can take care of the problem of the cost of tuition. Simon hopes the lenders will help him realize his dream of working as a ship tekniksi, being a professional and making his mother happy.

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This loan is part of a YSBS higher education program through affiliate YPPK designed to help high-achieving high school graduates afford higher education at a top maritime academy. Akademi Maritim Nusantara trains students in ship engineering, nautical science, and maritime economics, and helps them find jobs after graduation. By funding this zero-interest loan, you are supporting a student who couldn’t otherwise afford higher education. Students are expected to repay in monthly installments after they are employed.

Please be advised that this loan might carry a grace period while the student is in school that may result in a lengthy loan term. Please refer to the Repayment Schedule before making this loan.

About Yayasan Sosial Bina Sejahtera (YSBS)

Yayasan Sosial Bina Sejahtera (YSBS) is a non-governmental organization that has worked on poverty reduction, food security, gender issues, education, public health, and climate change in Central Java, Indonesia for over 40 years. Kiva lenders can fund tuition loans for students attending YSBS’ maritime academy and senior vocational high school to help them launch their careers, or enterprise loans for rural groups of women participating in the organization’s microfinance program.

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  • $5,200
    Average annual income
  • 25
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    Indonesia Loans Fundraising
  • $5,200,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 9,452.5
    Indonesia Rupiahs (IDR) = $1 USD