Bapak (Mr.) Roga is a man who lives in the Bekasi area about one hour from Jakarta. He lives with his wife and 3 children (15 years old, 11 years old, and 4 years old). Currently, he owns a small grocery store. In his store, he sells basic goods such as eggs, flour, shampoo, soap, drinks, tissues, cooking oil, snacks, and other household necessities. Other than household products, Bapak Roga sells airtirme prepaid minutes in his small store also. His dream is to expand the business with Ruma’s network.
Basically, the reason he wants to become a Loket Ruma agent is because he wants his business to be more advanced and generate more income, of course, for the family. He hopes that people will come to him to pay their monthly electricity bill, phone land line bill, certain prepaid "telcos", and water bills.
More information about this loan
Working capital loans enable credit-worthy borrowers to reach their full sales potential. Every agent maintains a balance of electronic credit with Ruma to process transactions. But if this balance is zero and no Ruma field officers are available to replenish it, an agent may miss out on sales. Working capital loans solve this problem by serving as a line of credit that agents can repay as needed during the loan term, ensuring that they don't lose potential income. PT Ruma will progressively disburse the amount posted on Kiva based on the agent's working capital needs, ensuring that no potential income is lost. By funding this loan, you are empowering urban and rural entrepreneurs.
About PT Ruma
PT Ruma's core business is not microfinance. Accordingly, there is some additional risk for lenders as this Field Partner expands its business model to include lending. Because PT Ruma’s business model differs from standard microfinance models, it is not assigned a risk rating on Kiva. Key risks and further information about making loans to borrowers through PT Ruma can be found on the organization’s partner page.