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Yunita comes from Sorong, the easternmost region of Indonesia, specifically in West Papua. Because in Papua island areas there are many harbor boats, Yunita want to be a native daughter who can work in and build her own country. Yunita is currently studying at the Academy of Maritime science Nusantara. She is studying in the Management Commerce and Harbor Administration program. Her parent works as a fisherman whose income depends on the weather. Bad weather and high winds result in not catching fish because the waves are too big. Yunita wants to help ease the burden on her parents with a loan from Kiva so Yunita is joining the loan program. Yunita wants to finish school and get a job quickly at a port in her own country. Yunita thanks Kiva lenders because these loans can help with her studies for three years.

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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.

About Indonesia

  • $5,200
    Average annual income
  • 30
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    Indonesia Loans Fundraising
  • $5,304,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 9,570.0
    Indonesia Rupiahs (IDR) = $1 USD