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Santi Pala Group
In this Group: I Wayan, I Ketut Gede, I Made, I Putu, I Made, I Gede, I Made*, I Gede, I Putu
* not pictured

Update on Santi Pala Group

Wayan, 49, is married and lives in a village in western Bali. He has a son who is grown and married. He is the leader of this loan group that has taken out and successfully repaid previous loans.

The good news from this group is that during the period of their previous loan, the weather was good. The members were able to plant their gardens with a variety of crops such as maize, cassava, chilli and some rice. Harvests were very good. One member left the group, as he realized enough of a profit not to have to take out another loan.

The members of Santi Pala estimate the weather will still be good in the next six months, so they have decided to apply for a 20,500,000 IDR to be apportioned among themselves. It will be used to buy seeds and fertilizers and on plant maintenance costs. Wayan himself will also use the loan to buy seeds and fertilizer. He hopes for a good harvest and to be able to save some of his profits.

(Note: One member of the group could not attend due to a religious ceremony at the temple.)

Previous Loan Details

Wayan, 49 years old, lives in a village in West Bali. He lives with his wife because his son is grown up and lives with his own wife. As the leader of Santi Pala group, he coordinates its members, both in terms of loans and business management. Total group borrowing was 23M IDR and Wayan got 1.5... More from Santi Pala Group's previous loan »

Additional Information

More information about this loan

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.

About Indonesia

  • $5,200
    Average annual income
  • 20
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    Indonesia Loans Fundraising
  • $5,461,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 11,987.0
    Indonesia Rupiahs (IDR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Santi Pala Group's $1,725 loan helped a member to buy seeds and fertilizer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Dec 11, 2013
Dec 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014