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I Made Kara
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I Made Kara is a paddy farmer. He works on a land of 1 hectare (around 10,000 square meter). At the moment, I Made Kara's paddy plants are 3 month old. In this period, paddy plants need a lot of maintenance and a lot of good care as they are vulnerable to a lot of plaques. Therefore fertilizer and pesticide are crucial in this period of times. However he is facing a difficulty to find affordable good quality fertilizer and pesticide.


He wants to use the loan money from Dinari to finance his purchase of fertilizer and pesticide. He is optimistic that with a good care of his paddy field he will be able to get maximum result. With this he will be able to improve his family's well beings and to repay the loan on schedule.

Translated from Indonesian by Antonius Gunadi, Kiva Volunteer.





Saat ini, usia padi I Made Kara sudah 3 bulan. Pada periode ini, tanaman padi sangat membutuhkan perawatan dan penanganan yang baik karena sangat rentan terhadap penyakit. Dengan perawatan dan penanganan yang tepat, akan sangat menentukan hasil yang didapat saat panen. Untuk hal itu, memerlukan pupuk dan anti hama yang cukup untuk areal sawahnya yang seluas 1 hektar. Kendala yang dihadapinya sekarang adalah sulitnya mencari pupuk dan anti hama dengan harga yang terjangkau. I Made Kara merencanakan pinjaman ke Dinari untuk dapat membeli pupuk dan anti hama sehingga tanaman padinyaa tidak terlambat mendapat penanganan. I Made Kara optimis, dengan perawatan dan penanganan yang baik, ia akan mendapat hasil yang maksimal dari sawahnya. Dengan hasil yang didapat, I Made Kara bisa mencukupi kebutuhan keluarganya dan bisa mengembalikan pinjaman tepat waktu.

Additional Information

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
  • 75
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    Indonesia Loans Fundraising
  • $4,812,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 9,220.0
    Indonesia Rupiahs (IDR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped I Made Kara to buy fertilizer and pesticide (Membeli pupuk dan anti hama).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Apr 19, 2008
Listed
Apr 5, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
May 15, 2009