A loan of $2,375 helped a member to buy cattle to be fattened.

Mekobaun A1 Group's story

Matias H. lives in Bokong Village, in the Taebenu Subdistrict, of the Kupang District of East Nusa Tenggara Province in Indonesia. In the dry season, the weather in his village is quite hot and the plants turn yellow. The road to enter the village is unsealed and bumpy, and it is about a 1 hour drive from the TLM Baun Branch Office to this village.

Matias leads a group called Mekobaun A1 Group; the group has 7 members. Matias is 34, married and has been blessed with 3 little children: Musa H. - 5 years old, Ibrahim H. - 3 years old and Alfred H. - 2 years old.

To fulfill his family’s daily needs, Matias works hard cultivating his farm. There are coconuts, bananas and beans and corn planted on the farm. He usually starts his day at 7.00 am and works until 12.00 pm; he returns home to have lunch and rest for 1 hour and then goes back to work until 05.00 pm. He usually takes public transport to sell his agricultural products at Oeba Market. It costs IDR 15,000 per return trip. By selling his agricultural products Matias is only able to generate small income of about IDR 50,000 to IDR 150,000 per week; it depends on which crops he can harvest from the farm. Even though Matias only generates a small income from his farm he always tries his best to supply his family needs every day.

Matias has a plan to renovate his house, to better meet his family needs and provide a better future for his children. For this reason, Matias is interested in joining the TLM Cattle Fattening Program. He is requesting a loan amounting IDR 3,400,000 to buy cattle to be fattened over a twelve month period. He hopes that he will be able to generate profit that can be used to buy building materials to renovate his house. The other group members of Mekobaun A1 are also requesting loans to buy cattle to be fattened. All of them hope to have a better life.

In this group: Matias, Gotlif*, Ruth, Lazarus, Lebrina, Maria, Deci
*not pictured

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