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Iwan
Iwan is a prospective student of Nusantara Maritime Academy (AMN). He is 18 years old, and he lives alone and away from his parents. Iwan's parents live in a remote village in rural Benjuring, Dobo, Aru Islands, eastern Indonesia. His father works as a farmer whose income is not fixed. The income of farmers relies heavily on weather conditions and seasons. His parents want one of their children to attend school. That is a happy future for Iwan; Iwan's brother works as a fisherman. Thanks to his parents' encouragement, Iwan is determined to learn in the program of Management and Harbour Administration in Commerce at AMN. The ideal for Iwan is to work in a large port in Indonesia.

Due to economic conditions (his parents have no fixed income), Iwan volunteered to request a student loan from Kiva in order to ease the burden on his parents and continue his studies. Iwan is very grateful to the lenders from around the world who will help him with his studies, even though he is not able to get to know them personally.

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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
  • 26
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    Indonesia Loans Fundraising
  • $5,203,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 10,150.6
    Indonesia Rupiahs (IDR) = $1 USD