A loan of $2,475 helped a member to buy cattle to be fattened.

Nazaret B Group's story

Nazaret B is a group of 7 farmers and led by Mikael T., a 37 year-old man. He is a married man and blessed with three sons and a daughter. They are:
• Marvil T., 14 years old who is in Junior High School Grade Three;
• Melkias T., 12 years old who is in Elementary School Grade Six;
• Semuel T., 10 years old who is in Elementary School Grade Four;
• Reni T., 7 years old who is in Elementary School Grade One.

Mikael and family have been living in Oenif Village for 10 years. Just the same as the other villagers, Mikael relies on farming to generate money to meet his family's needs. He plants vegetables, tomatoes, corn and chilies on the farm.

Mikael’s family usually consumes corn as their daily staple food. They can only consume rice when Mikael generates higher income from selling his agricultural products in the market. He has to manage his income wisely to finance their daily needs and his children’s education needs. Moreover, Mikael and his wife have to take care of their daughter Reni as she is often unwell. This requires Mikael to work hard.

Mikael thought that he had to find another option to improve his family’s life and to finance his daugter’s medical treatment. Mikael then got information that TLM Foundation provides a loan through the Cattle Fattening Program for the poor farmers, particularly in the remote places of West Timor. The hope for a better life in the future drove him to join in the program.

After discussions with other farmers who were also interested in joining the program, they then formed Nazaret B Group and applied for the loan. Mikael is requesting a loan amounting to IDR 3,200,000 to buy a young cow to be fattened over a 12 month period. He hopes that the cattle fattening program will enable him to cover all of his family's needs and Reni’s medical treatment. The other group members of Nazaret B are also requesting the loan to buy young cows to fatten. They hope their loans lead them to better lives.

Note: Agustinus was replaced by his family member when the group picture was taken.

In this group: Mikael, Ester, Mariana, Dominggus, Zakarias, Yuliana, Agustinus

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