Back when I moved to Bali 8 years ago I got to know a local girl who was my age. She has always wanted to become a successful, educated young woman even though this wasn't customary.
I decided to open this gofundme on her behalf, to try and help her achieve her goals. I asked her to write a letter detailing the situation and why she wanted to study economics:
Hi! My name is, Ni Ketut Ayu Lestari, I am 19 years old and I live in Kerambitan, Tabanan, Bali.
Ever since I was little I wanted to be successful. I wanted to go to university to study and get a good job, however, this went against my father’s wishes. My father expects me to become a farmer, as most people do in my village. In secret, my mother helped me apply to university. I chose to sign up for a major in informatics because this is an easy department to find a job in. After going to college for a few months I was forced to stop because my mother could no longer pay my tuition. This devastated me because going to university is still my dream.
I made the decision to try and save up to go to a university closer to home and study economics. The reason I am choosing economics is that it will allow me to learn problem-solving skills and become a well-rounded person that can help improve the economy and people’s welfare. Students who choose an economics major will also be brought in to be able to understand and evaluate government policies and their relation to the business world and be able to solve economic problems using logical and scientific analytical reasoning.
This course would take 4 years to complete and each year costs about 1000 euro. Please help me create a better future for myself and my family. I have saved up the money to take an entrance exam next month and will need to pay the first part (about 300 euro) soon after.
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