A loan of $300 helped buy materials from waste collectors.

Sri's story

Sri Y. is a 34 year old woman who lives in the Kuta area of Bali. She is married with 2 children. Her son Ardi is in 5th grade, and her daughter Fifah is 4 years old.

Sri Y. buys recyclables like discarded plastic bottles every day from a network of collectors and collects them in a small storage area next to her home. She sells these items weekly to an agent. Sri Y. has been in this business for 6 years. She started off as a collector but has saved up enough so she can operate her own small business that allows her to work from home and spend time with her children. She wants to borrow 3m IDR (about USD 300) to purchase more recyclables.

This is her 1st loan with Kiva, but she has had 4 previous loans with Dinari Foundation Bali, Kiva’s field partner. She is a conscientious borrower and has always made repayments on time or even ahead of schedule.

translated by Zev Lowe

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