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"Ni Putu Y. is a 43-year-old female living in the town of Brawantangi, Melaya, in Indonesia. She is married and has 3 school-aged children. To making a living, Ni Putu Y. owns and operates a business venture in the agriculture sector raising livestock. While not the only means for generating revenue, the main source of income for the business comes primarily from raising pigs for sale. Ni Putu Y. has been engaged in this business for over 5 years and earns approximately 300,000 - 400,000 IDR a month from these activities.
In 2007, Ni Putu Y. joined DINARI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Ni Putu Y. has successfully repaid a previous loan of 1,500,000 IDR from DINARI. This previous loan was used to expand the shelter for her livestock. Ni Putu Y. is now requesting a new loan of 2,600,000 IDR, which will be used to purchase livestock feed and other supplies. The loan will be the 4th loan taken out by the borrower from DINARI. Ni Putu Y. plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to pay the tuition fees of her children.
About DINARI: The mission of DINARI is to strive for the preservation of the environment, to empower the poor, and to provide socio-economic development opportunities to small business owners.
*Note: To maximize efficiency and reduce costs, this loan was posted using a template to automate the translation by Kiva. Given that manual translation of entrepreneur profiles is costly, Kiva created this template for our Field Partner to allow them to continue to post loans in Bahasa while providing quality and accurate information to Kiva lenders.
About Koperasi Mitra Usaha Kecil (MUK)
This loan is serviced by Koperasi Mitra Usaha Kecil (MUK), a microfinance cooperative headquartered in West Bali, Indonesia. MUK’s mission is to provide chronically poor people in Bali with opportunities to improve their lives, while raising social awareness of economic and environmental issues.
Most MUK clients live in rural settings on less than $1.25 per day. MUK’s financial products are targeted to clients’ productive activities including small businesses, farming, and livestock rearing. MUK supports clients with training in household budgeting, livestock rearing, and small business management.
MUK provides services to clients of all races and religions. For more information about MUK, please visit its partner page. Also, consider joining MUK’s Kiva lending team, Friends of Mitra Usaha Kecil.