Mariyana, 35 years old, lives in Pejarakan village, North of Bali. She lives near the beach where most of the community work as a fisherman or salt farmers. But she chose a different business.
Mariyana has a small kiosk and also does travelling vegetable sales. Her husband works as boat driver at Menjangan resort. To improve her business, she took out a loan from MUK for Rp.10.000.000. This loan will be used to buy a lot of merchandise to fill her kiosk. She has a dream for it to become the largest kiosk in her village and that she can provide the needs of the community there.
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.