The YKPA Orphanage

Based in Denpasar, Bali, the YKPA is an orphanage catering to young children forced to beg in the streets by their relatives. It is ran and was founded by Putu Etiartini, who started it initially as an English and math school set on Kuta Beach. The program has evolved since then, and now she is funded by Australian benefactors. Despite this, she still fights a losing battle. Many of the 30 or so children she cares for at any given year often slip back into poverty after they leave her care at 18 years of age. They slip into prostitution and low paying-jobs. However the ones that make it successfully are worth the effort.