Tunas Mekar Asih Group
Update on Tunas Mekar Asih GroupThe Tunas Mekar Asih group is made up of 11 women who are neighbors in the same village in Melaya, West Bali. The group is seeking a loan of 16,500,000 IDR, and each member will receive 1,500,000 IDR. The group was formed out of these women’s common interest in raising pigs to supplement family income, and out of their interest in education in best practices for pig raising. This is their seven loan with MUK.
Ni Ketut, is the new head of the Tunas Mekar Asih group. She is married and has one child, aged nine who is in the third year in Elementary School. Her husband earns money as a farmer, but Ni Ketut would like to help support her family with her pig-raising business. She plans to sell the piglets after five months fattening them. Aside from being a pig breeder, she also has a small kiosk business. With the increase in household income, she hopes to be able to pay school fees.
Previous Loan DetailsThe Tunas Mekar Asih group has had five loans. This loan is again used to support their efforts in breeding pigs. Three members of the group stopped for various reasons: some moved away with their husbands, others already have enough capital so they do not need to borrow any more. Ni Ketut wi... More from Tunas Mekar Asih Group's previous loan »
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This loan is part of MUK’s effort to reach small business owners in rural areas of Bali in Indonesia. Borrowers often lack collateral to be eligible for working capital loans and are located in areas where access to microfinance is limited. MUK organizes borrowers into groups that cross guarantee one another, allowing them to qualify for a loan. By funding this loan you are providing underserved borrowers with crucial capital to sustain their existing businesses.
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.
Concurrent and Successive Loans
Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.
This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.
This is a Group Loan
In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.
Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.
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