Meny sells cooked vegetables (cassava leaves, kangkung and beans), tofu and “tempe” (soybean cake). She also sells a kind of beverage called “es cendol” (consisting of ice, coconut milk, palm sugar and jelly). She operates her business in front of her house.
Meny usually wakes up early in the morning to cook and to prepare the ingredients for “cendol” to be sold. Meny runs this business because she wants to help her husband in supporting their family since his income is unstable and dependent on how many customers hire the taxi.
Meny would like to sell more food such as meat, fish and snacks. Therefore, Meny is requesting a loan of IDR 5,000,000 from TLM to buy those foods to sell. She is expecting that TLM is willing to provide a loan for her business improvement.
About Tanaoba Lais ManekatThis 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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