Hi, I'm Joko Widhodho. I am a fresh graduate (bachelor) from Jenderal Soedirman University, Purwokerto, Indonesia in the field of biology especially botany studies. I am currently working as a freelancer. During college, I was funded by a Bidikmisi scholarship that I received at the beginning of being accepted as a student. I am very happy and grateful to finally be able to go to college. Honestly, I come from a poor family. My father is a laborer. My father's salary for a month is only 300,000 rupiah or around $22. Mother doesn't work at home taking care of the family. I am the fourth of five children. My three sisters are married and they live apart from the main family. My younger brother is attending final level junior high school (will face a national exam). My brother still has an education debt of 2 million rupiah or about $143 and must be paid before graduation in April. At least, currently 4 people live in our house. As long as our lives are lacking. The house we live in is still renting ( 5 million rupiah or about $358 for 2 years). For food and daily expenses we only rely on my father. Fortunately, I got a scholarship from elementary to undergraduate level (and until I got the cumlaude award). I have a dream to continue my education until the master's degree. I feel that my knowledge is still lacking. I aspire to be able to share my knowledge through education. I can educate people around me, especially with environmental issues that have recently hit my country. I can also provide information to the public with a deeper and heart-to-heart approach, about rare (almost extinct) living species that are still often exploited illegally. Another motivation that I have is to lift the condition of the family economy to be more stable. I believe that education can deliver someone to happiness and usefulness for the people. Make the world into a better place.
Graduate education is not cheap. I almost tried to apply for a graduate scholarship, but in fact it also requires a lot of money to fulfill scholarship documents. At present my financial condition is also unstable. I still have a boarding house debt when I study undergraduate (3 million rupiah or about $215) for 1 year. I also still have loans that are not small in amount for the cost of daily living. With my family's economic conditions and my desire to get a graduate education at Jenderal Soedirman University, I beg your help to make my dreams come true. I need your help to help for my education, nothing more. I need funds of 24 million rupiah or around $ 1800 to fund my education. I expect help of $1000 (hopefully this will come true) and if more I will be very grateful. I will get the remaining costs through work as a freelancer. This is true me, positively. I really want to study at the graduate level. Would you mind to help me? No matter how much your help, I will really appreciate it. Please GoGetFunding, do your magic!
God bless you!