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Rambu is a 35-year-old seamstress, married to Joni, a 38-year-old man. They have been blessed with three children: Yordan, age 12, studying in the first grade of junior high school; Jordy, age 10, studying in the fourth grade of elementary school; and Ella, age 8, studying in the second grade of elementary school.

Rambu has been involved in her business for three years. Prior to starting the business, Rambu attended a sewing course. She receives orders for ladies clothing such as gowns, uniforms, skirts, blouses, etc. According to Rambu, her business is running well and the customers are happy with her work, but currently Rambu does not have a hemming machine. Fortunately, her neighbor is willing to allow Rambu to use her machine. Rambu is planning to purchase a new hemming machine for the continuity of her business.

Rambu heard that TLM assists entrepreneurs who want to improve their small businesses. She got interested in joining the Individual Lending Program and requested a loan of 7,500,000 Indonesian rupiah from TLM. She hopes that her loan application will be approved by TLM soon.

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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About Indonesia

  • $5,200
    Average annual income
  • 15
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    Indonesia Loans Fundraising
  • $5,461,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 9,202.0
    Indonesia Rupiahs (IDR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $825 helped Rambu to purchase a new hemming machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 12, 2011
Sep 27, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013