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Ester, a 42-year-old farmer, is married to Daniel, a 51-year-old man. They have two children, namely: Pace, 20, and Danes, 18. Ester is living with her husband and her son in a modest house. In order to help her husband cover their daily needs, Ester uses a plot of land to cultivate spinach, kangkung (water spinach) and onions. Ester enjoys her days as a farmer – watering, fertilizing and spraying pesticides as well.

Ester is thinking of trying another business raising pigs. Therefore, she is requesting a loan of 5,000,000 Indonesian rupiah from TLM. She wants to spend the loan on two piglets and fodder. She is really hoping that TLM is willing to assist her in implementing this plan.

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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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About Indonesia

  • $5,200
    Average annual income
  • 20
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    Indonesia Loans Fundraising
  • $5,461,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 8,934.5
    Indonesia Rupiahs (IDR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Ester to purchase two piglets and fodder.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 13, 2011
Sep 24, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013