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Thersia, 46, is married to Yahya, 54, who is a school guard. They are blessed with four children: Melda, 22, who is attending nursing school; Yufra, seventeen, who is a high school senior; Ningsih, thirteen, who is in junior high school; and Irma, eight, who is in second grade. Indri, five, is not in school yet.

For the past four years Thersia has sold rice. She buys it from farmers and resells it in the market. She felt she could improve her business by purchasing extra rice to sell. She is now applying for a loan of 7,000,000 IDR from TLM to buy ten sacks of rice.

Thersia plans to use her profits to pay education fees for her children.

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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
  • 24
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    Indonesia Loans Fundraising
  • $5,199,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 9,738.0
    Indonesia Rupiahs (IDR) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A loan of $725 helped Thersia to buy ten sacks of rice.
93% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 20, 2013
Mar 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 19, 2013