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Widia Chaerani

Age: 12
Location: Jakarta
School: Elementary School
Orphan: No
TEP Number: IJJkTF-133

Widia is 8 years old, bit has been begging on the streets for few years now. Currently she is taking her little sister for company. Even though their father strongly disagrees with that, he is sometimes ‘closing his yes’ when she brings some money home. This family is living under what you call ‘The absolute poverty line’, which is $1.25 day/pp. Actually about 3 times under. The mother does not work, as she is often sick and has to attend the needs of her 5 children, one of them a baby. The father is selling junk near the train station and brings home between what’s equivalent to 2 to 3.5 US dollars a day. This has to be divided between the seven. Widia though is cheerful for all 7 of them. She can play with everything around and smiles 24/7. Except during exams. Somehow her confidence is not touched by the almost broken down house above the sewage, but cries a lot when she cannot name the colours in English.

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Program: TEP
Type: Child
Location: Jakarta