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I Ketut
I Ketut, 66, lives with his wife, son and daughter. His wife is a housewife who helps manage the pig-raising business. Currently, I Ketut has four sows and seven pigs fattening. Although the business is still small in scale, it has been enough to help provide for his family.

Waste generated from the business of pigs has not been able to be fully used because it is polluting. After being informed about the management of sewage waste into biogas, I Ketut has been enthusiastic about many of the positive impacts that can be obtained from the biogas as environmentally friendly energy and organic fertilizer.

He hope to build a biogas reactor to get maximum results from his business and also take part in environmental conservation efforts as well as serve as a model for surrounding communities.

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This loan is part of MUK's biogas pilot program, designed to finance construction and installation of biogas digesters that convert livestock waste into fuel for stoves and electricity. These units help farmers save money that they would otherwise spend on energy, and offer sanitary disposal mechanisms for waste. The digestion process also produces organic fertilizers as a byproduct, providing a low-cost alternative to expensive chemical fertilizers. These loans are designed to help farmers repay with the funds they save.

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.

About Indonesia

  • $4,458
    Average annual income
  • 92
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    Indonesia Loans Fundraising
  • $4,843,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 9,175.0
    Indonesia Rupiahs (IDR) = $1 USD