A loan of $2,525 helped a member to buy cattle to be fattened.


Sesawi A1 Group's story

Sesawi A1 is a group of eight people in Usapi Sonbai Village, Kupang District of East Nusa Tenggara Province. Usapi Sonbai Village is situated about 29 Km from Kupang City. The community in this area leans on the agricultural sector to support their family lives. The main income comes from selling agricultural products such as bananas, coconuts and corn. There is no local market in this area, so the community has to get into the Inpres Market in Kupang City.

Sesawi A1 is led by Sem T., 32 years old. He is a married man. His marriage has been blessed with three children. The children are: Reman, 8 years old, in the 2nd grade of elementary school; Rali, 6 years old and Alfin, 2 months and not at school yet.

To meet his family's needs, Sem leans on the crops (coconut and cucumber). But usually, the income generated from selling the crops cannot cover all of their needs. He also has several goats that can be sold in an emergency. Living as a farmer in a remote area really becomes a challenge for Sem. Lack of capital becomes the main issue for him to improve his living standard. This situation motivated Sem to join the TLM cattle-fattening program with a hope for a better future. His experience in raising goats for two years has given him the self confidence to join the program. Sem is requesting a loan of IDR 3,300,000 from TLM to buy young cattle to fatten in 12 months. He hopes that this loan will help him improve his living standard. The other group members also have the same dream as Sem – a dream to have a better life.

In this group: Sem, Agustina, Thobias, Hana, Johan, Yesip, Yafet, Kornalia
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