I live in Karyamekar Bojong village, part of the Kawunganten district. My life is very simple. My parent work as laborers. In the harvest season, we reap the rice; in the fish season, we search for the fishes.
This loan is very helpful for my continuing education, and it can ease the burden of my parents. The distance from my home to school is about 1 kilometer and I go to school by bus. In this vocational school, I will learn automotive, because automotive is my favorite subject and hobby. After I graduate from this school, I want to work at an automobile assembly factory. Usually I use my free time to take a rest and study. Thank you so much for the loan from the Kiva program. This program is very helpful.
In the picture are Mr. and Mrs. Turimin and their son, Andi.
More information about this loan
This loan is part of a YSBS vocational school loan program designed to help poor and low-income students. In the Cilacap region of Central Java, a significant number of students drop out of school following junior high because they can’t afford to continue. This loan product is designed to help these students attend senior high schools, which train them in specific vocations including accounting, farming, and fishing, and help them find jobs. This is a zero-interest loan, and 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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