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Mahmud Yogi
Mahmud Yogi
Yogi has a great interest in multispecies education, which teaches how to live in a bio-diverse world. He runs a foundation that teaches multispecies education and environmental sustainability. To teach people about green lifestyle, he set up an organic market. His small shop sells organic and natural products, and technologies that support green living.

With a high demand for simple, eco-friendly technologies, Yogi is going to use the loan to increase his inventory and add more varieties of green technology products such as solar lights, water filters and clean cookstoves. By expanding his business, he hopes he can spread the word to more people about the importance of environmental sustainability.

Yoga is positive, responsible and offers good quality customer service.

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More information about this loan

This loan will help Kopernik to provide its network of independent re-sellers with inventory for simple, life-changing technologies, as opposed to cash or financial credit. Retailers will receive products such as water filters, solar lamps, efficient cookstoves, micro irrigation systems, corn shellers, milk pasteurizers, clean birth kits, infant warmers, mosquito nets and solar hearing aids.  

These retailers typically own pre-existing small businesses and wish to provide their communities with these technologies. They are responsible for repaying the cost of the products to Kopernik over the course of the loan term.

Kopernik will collect repayments from retailers each month based on their sales and this money will be returned to Kiva lenders. However, since actual sales are difficult to predict in advance, the repayment schedule on Kiva has been listed with only a single bullet repayment at the end of the term. This structure gives the retailers flexibility to repay on a schedule that works for their individual business needs.

About Kopernik:

Kopernik is a nonprofit organization that helps rural retailers in Indonesia sell simple, life-improving technologies to their communities. Founded in 2009, it connects technology makers with local partners in remote areas to address needs like clean water, electricity, food security and healthcare. Kiva funding will enable retailers to purchase more inventory at a better price, thereby increasing the distribution of life-improving technologies in rural communities.

Kopernik joined Kiva through our Experimental Partnership Program, and has therefore received a lighter level of due diligence. Accordingly, loans associated with this partner carry a higher level of risk than typical Kiva loans.


About Indonesia

  • $5,200
    Average annual income
  • 16
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    Indonesia Loans Fundraising
  • $5,461,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 9,818.0
    Indonesia Rupiahs (IDR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Mahmud Yogi to buy more green technologies for his Technology Kiosk.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 15, 2013
Jun 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014