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Yunus is a 59-year-old man who is married and has been blessed with seven children:
• Gustaf, 28, is working as a motorbike taxi driver
• Raju, 26, has graduated from Senior High School
• Erick, 23, is working as a motorbike taxi driver
• Yuna, 20, is married
• Yudith, 17, is studying at Vocational school grade 2
• Wilson, 15, is studying at Vocational school grade 1
• Rivan, 6, is studying at Elementary School grade 1.

Yunus has been running a seamstress (tailoring) business for more than 20 years. He was taught by his father how to sew when he was young. With the skill he learned from his father, Yunus went to Jakarta to work for five years. With the experience from his previous employer in Jakarta, Yunus decided to return home and commence his own business.

From the seamstress business, Yunus is able to cover his family's daily needs. He can sew coats, trousers, skirts, etc. Lately, Yunus cannot finish his customer’s order on time since some equipment is not working properly.

Yunus is requesting a loan of IDR 4,500,000 to purchase a hemming machine, button maker machine, and other materials to support his business. Through the loan, Yunus wishes to improve his income.

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.

Join our lending team TLM West Timor.

About Indonesia

  • $5,200
    Average annual income
  • 13
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    Indonesia Loans Fundraising
  • $5,459,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 8,962.0
    Indonesia Rupiahs (IDR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Yunus to purchase a hemming machine, button maker machine, and other materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 8, 2011
Nov 18, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013