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Kuanputun B1 Group
In this Group: Adolof, Yohana, Jakson, Doni*, Debora, Samuel, Agustinus, Tabita, Nahor, Yuliana, Afliana, Martinus, Elsi, Lodia, Nikolas*
* not pictured
Adolof N. is the 46-year-old man who leads a group of 15 farmers - Kuanputun B1 - in Bone Village, Nekamese Sub District – Kupang District. Bone village has a beautiful view and there are many coconut, banana, and palm trees. This village has not been contaminated by air pollution, so the community can breathe fresh air. Most of community members of this village are originally from Timor and they usually speak Timorese in everyday conversation.

The villagers have backgrounds as breeders and farmers, raising cows, goats and pigs and cultivating rice fields, the latter fraught with the challenges posed by inconsistent water supplies and diseases. These challenges are also faced by Adolof and the other members of Kuanputun B1 Group.

Adolof is married and has four children. The children are:
- Doni N., a 22-year-old high school graduate now attending the selection process to be in the army.
- Jackson N., a 20-year-old high school still looking for a job and now spending his days helping his parents on the farm.
- Melkior N., 16 years old in the third grade of Junior High School
- Alwi N., 9 years old in the fourth grade of Elementary School.

Adolof and his wife are poor farmers but they are really responsible to their children. Even though they only generate a small income from their business, they always support and encourage their children to complete their schooling. For Adolof, education is important for their future.

Another difficulty that Adolof faces as a farmer is the availability of public transportation, which only operates three times a week, and the location of the market, which is situated about 37 km from Bone village, so their agricultural products cannot be sold faster.

As a father of four children, Adolof wants to improve the living standard of his family, and the cattle-fattening program seems to offer the best prospect for achieving his goal. He is therefore requesting a loan of IDR 3,400,000 to buy young cattle to be fattened over a 12-month period. The other group members of Kuanputun B1 are also requesting the same loan, also hoping to improve their lives

Note: Martinus was replaced by a family member when the group picture was taken.

Additional Information

About Tanaoba Lais Manekat

This loan is administered by Tanaoba Lais Manekat (TLM). TLM is a microfinance institution that seeks to improve the quality of life of poor communities in the province of Nusa Tenggara Timur in Indonesia. TLM has been operating since 1995 and, in addition to providing microloan and savings services, provides client training on financial management and entrepreneurship.

TLM’s head office is based in Kupang, West Timor, Indonesia. Kupang is the capital city of Nusa Tenggara Timur province in eastern Indonesia. Nusa Tenggara Timur is the province with the least favorable social and economic statistics of all the 33 Indonesian provinces.

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This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Indonesia

  • $5,200
    Average annual income
  • 12
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    Indonesia Loans Fundraising
  • $5,461,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 10,178.2
    Indonesia Rupiahs (IDR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Kuanputun B1 Group's $5,000 loan helped a member to buy cattle to be fattened.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jul 10, 2009
Jul 17, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 22, 2010