A loan of $1,275 helped to pay education fees for three years.


Lukas's story

Lukas has lived in the Alor District of West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia since he was born 21 years ago. Alor is a small village with very low economic growth, even though in that village there are a lot of small harbors, because the education level is really low. Lukas' parents work as farmers with income of only 150,000 IDR (around $16 US) per month. He has three brothers who are nine, eight and five years old. His brothers can’t go to school anymore. Lukas chose to leave his village because he really wants to continue his education in the Maritime Academy. Lukas hopes that the loan from Kiva will give him a challenge to make his family's living conditions better, because when he graduates from the Maritime Academy, he will get a job on a National or International ship as a professional sailor and will get a good salary. This way he can help all his brothers continue their education for their future. He knows that his parents will be very grateful if he can finish his education at the Maritime Academy in Cilacap because of the loan from Kiva.



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