These two sisters from the village of Koya, near Jayapura, do not have luck on their side. Their father and mother died of AIDS. An uncle and aunt took care of them.
Melani was born and raised in Jayapura. Because her father is a fisherman, his income varies from month to month. That is why Melani applied for Hapin's scholarship program. Currently she studies Management at the Negeri Yapis Papua in Jayapura.
In 2013, we introduce you to Grant Gesture, an online fundraising platform that makes it possible to sponsor and monitor an individual student. With the knowledge they gain, they not only want to realize their own dreams, but also that of Papua.
Yunita Irap was born in Genyem, the outskirts of Jayapura. Her father is a farmer and her mother is a housewife. To cut down living expences she shares a room in the city with her cousin. Yunita receives some financial support from her father but it is not enough for her tuition fee.