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Sopiah
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Sopiah is the mother of 3 children, and a grandmother of 7; yet Sopiah still has a strong will to be productive despite her elderly age. Sopiah has a catering business to make cakes for the family living. The business she is in includes making colored rice, mixed rice, uduk (meat & spices) rice, yellow rice, bolu (some sort of local) cake, tart cake, and others. In a week Sopiah received orders of around 200 to 500 rice products, and each rice package were priced between Rupiah 5000 -7000 (about 60-80 US cents) depending on the taste of the orderer. Sopiah begins to work on her food around 03:00 in the morning, until finished, then deliver the order by her motor bike. In a week Sopiah is able to profit about Rupiah 500,000 (about $56), and with that profit Sopiah was able to provide basic schooling for her children until they finished; now she even like to help her grandchildren to fulfill their dream.
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Sopiah adalah ibu dari 3 orang anak dan nenek dari 7 orang cucu namun dengan begitu Sopiah masih mempunyai semangat yang luar biasa untuk menjadi manusia yang produktif meskipun usianya sudah semakin senja. Sopiah mempunyai usaha Catering serta membuat kue untuk menghidupi keluarganya. pekerjaan yang dia tekuni adalah; membuat nasi jinggo, nasi campur, nasi uduk, nasi kuning, kue bolu, kue tart, dan lain-lain. dalam waktu seminggu Sopiah mendapat orderan sekitar 200 sampai 500 bungkus nasi yang perbungkusnya diberi harga bervariasi antara 5000 rupiah - 7000 rupiah tergantung dari selera pemesan. Sopiah mulai mengolah bahan makanan sekitar jam 03.00 pagi sampai selesai kemudian diantar ke pelanggan dengan menggunakan sepeda motor. dalam seminggu Sopiah mampu mengumpulkan keuntungan dari usahanya sampai 500.000 rupiah/minggu dan lewat keuntungan itu Sopiah mampu menyekolahkan anaknya sampai selesai bahkan bertekat untuk membantu cucu-cucunya dalam menggapai cita-cita mereka.

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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.

About Indonesia

  • $4,458
    Average annual income
  • 66
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    Indonesia Loans Fundraising
  • $4,812,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $75 helped Sopiah to buy Food ingredients ________________ Membeli bahan-bahan makanan.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Oct 1, 2007
Listed
Sep 17, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Feb 29, 2008