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I Putu Darmawanta
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To have his own furniture business in Putu Darmawanta's goal since he married Ni Made Murtini 6 years ago. However, because lack of capital, this parents of Ni Putu Aprilianti awaits his dreams by working as furniture maker in other people's business. Because of his hard work and persistent, Putu Darmawanta saved little by little to buy his craft's tools. Although the tools Putu owns are stll manual, it was enough as starting capital, besides his expertise. After Two years, Putu Darmawanta furniture business expanded quite well, orders after orders came, since his production were quite good, clean and guaranteed quality, so that his customer base increased. With Dinari's loan, Putu Darmawanta could complete his business machineries with larger machines like grinder, saw and other machines. Within one business day Putu Darmawanta with 3 laborers could produce Rp 1,000,000 (about US$110) worth of goods, with a nett profit of Rp 150,000 (about US$16.50). Putu Darmawanta is happy with his current achievements, and hopes it would continue expanding, and absorb more workforce, and to pay for family expenses, including mother in law expenses who stays with them.

Translated from Bahasa Indonesia by Gwan Liong Ang, Kiva volunteer.


Memiliki usaha meubel sendiri merupakan cita –cita Putu Darmawanta sejak menikah dengan Ni Made Murtini 6 tahun yang lalu . Namun karena tak punya modal , orang tua dari Ni Putu Aprilianti ini menunda keinginannya dan bekerja sebagai tukang meubel di usaha milik orang lain. Berkat ketekunan dan kerja kerasnya , Putu Darmawanta mengumpulkan sedikit - demi sedikit hasil yang didapat untuk di belikan alat-alat pertukangan . Meski alat –alat yang Putu miliki termasuk alat yang masih manual, itu cukup sebagai modal awal disamping ketrampilan / keahlian yang sudah dimiliki.
Dua tahun sudah Usaha meubel Putu Darmawanta berjalan dan usaha itu berkembang cukup pesat , pesanan demipesanan pada berdatangan mengingat hasil produksi Putu Darmawanta cukup baik, rapi dan kwalitasnya terjamin sehingga pelanggannya makin hari makin bertambah .
Dengan tambahan modal dari Dinari , Putu Darmawanta telah melengkapi mesin – mesin usahanya dengan mesin yang lebih besar Seperti : Mesin Serut , Gergaji dan mesin mesin lainnya . Dalam satu hari usaha Putu Darmawanta dengan 3 orang tenaga kerja tukang bisa berproduksi sebesar Rp.1.000.000,- dengan keuntungan bersih yang didapat sebesar Rp.150.000,- . Putu Darmawanta merasa sangat senang dengan usaha yang dijalankannya sekarang , dan berharap usaha ini terus berkembang sehingga bisa menyerap tenaga kerja yang lebih banyak lagi dan untuk mencukupi keperluan keluarga termasuk menanggung biaya hidup Ibu mertua yang tinggal bersamanya.

Additional Information

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
  • 60
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    Indonesia Loans Fundraising
  • $4,684,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 9,141.9
    Indonesia Rupiahs (IDR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped I Putu Darmawanta to buy grinder & other machines to increase productivity

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100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Nov 11, 2007
Listed
Oct 28, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Dec 15, 2008