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Vendi comes from Lembata, Flores, in Indonesia. He is 17 years old and comes from a very simple family. His parents work as simple merchants in Lembata. Lembata is a small village near the beach. Almost all of the people there work as fishermen. Vendi wants to become an expert administration officer in a maritime company in his village. He is looking for a loan to continue his education and pay any fees for the Maritime Academy in Cilacap, which is very far away from Lembata. His parents are unable to pay for his education fees in the Maritime Academy because there are still three of his siblings who are really young and need more money for their life and education. Vendi is asking for help to make his hopes come true with your loans, which will help Vendi and make his family’s life better in the future.

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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
  • 92
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    Indonesia Loans Fundraising
  • $5,738,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 9,452.5
    Indonesia Rupiahs (IDR) = $1 USD