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Orpa is a 40-year-old lady who is married to Musa, a 60-year-old man. They are blessed with two children: Iskandar, 11, is attending 6th grade of elementary school; and Valentino, 5. Orpa runs a business selling cakes, and she has been engaged in the business for several years. She sells fried bananas, donuts, fried bread, and nagasari (steamed cake made of wheat flour, banana and coconut milk then wrapped in banana leaves). She wakes up early every day to prepare the cakes, then sells them from 7 to 11 am and continues in the evening until all the cakes are sold out.

Orpa is so grateful for having regular customers who are mostly her neighbors. She intends to make various cakes to sell as demanded by her customers, but she does not have enough money to do so. Therefore, she requested a loan of 5,000,000 Indonesian rupiah. This loan will be spent on buying wheat flour in bulk, eggs, margarine, cooking oil and other ingredients.

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About Tanaoba Lais Manekat

This loan is administered by Tanaoba Lais Manekat (TLM). TLM is a microfinance institution that seeks to improve the quality of life of poor communities in the province of Nusa Tenggara Timur in Indonesia. TLM has been operating since 1995 and, in addition to providing microloan and savings services, provides client training on financial management and entrepreneurship.

TLM’s head office is based in Kupang, West Timor, Indonesia. Kupang is the capital city of Nusa Tenggara Timur province in eastern Indonesia. Nusa Tenggara Timur is the province with the least favorable social and economic statistics of all the 33 Indonesian provinces.

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About Indonesia

  • $5,200
    Average annual income
  • 16
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    Indonesia Loans Fundraising
  • $5,461,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 9,650.0
    Indonesia Rupiahs (IDR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Orpa to purchase wheat flour in bulk, eggs, margarine, cooking oil and other ingredients.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 11, 2012
Oct 24, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 19, 2014