A loan of $5,000 helped a member to buy cattle to be fattened.

Kuanputun B1 Group's story

Adolof N. is the 46-year-old man who leads a group of 15 farmers - Kuanputun B1 - in Bone Village, Nekamese Sub District – Kupang District. Bone village has a beautiful view and there are many coconut, banana, and palm trees. This village has not been contaminated by air pollution, so the community can breathe fresh air. Most of community members of this village are originally from Timor and they usually speak Timorese in everyday conversation.

The villagers have backgrounds as breeders and farmers, raising cows, goats and pigs and cultivating rice fields, the latter fraught with the challenges posed by inconsistent water supplies and diseases. These challenges are also faced by Adolof and the other members of Kuanputun B1 Group.

Adolof is married and has four children. The children are:
- Doni N., a 22-year-old high school graduate now attending the selection process to be in the army.
- Jackson N., a 20-year-old high school still looking for a job and now spending his days helping his parents on the farm.
- Melkior N., 16 years old in the third grade of Junior High School
- Alwi N., 9 years old in the fourth grade of Elementary School.

Adolof and his wife are poor farmers but they are really responsible to their children. Even though they only generate a small income from their business, they always support and encourage their children to complete their schooling. For Adolof, education is important for their future.

Another difficulty that Adolof faces as a farmer is the availability of public transportation, which only operates three times a week, and the location of the market, which is situated about 37 km from Bone village, so their agricultural products cannot be sold faster.

As a father of four children, Adolof wants to improve the living standard of his family, and the cattle-fattening program seems to offer the best prospect for achieving his goal. He is therefore requesting a loan of IDR 3,400,000 to buy young cattle to be fattened over a 12-month period. The other group members of Kuanputun B1 are also requesting the same loan, also hoping to improve their lives

Note: Martinus was replaced by a family member when the group picture was taken.

In this group: Adolof, Yohana, Jakson, Doni*, Debora, Samuel, Agustinus, Tabita, Nahor, Yuliana, Afliana, Martinus, Elsi, Lodia, Nikolas*
*not pictured

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