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Bapak (Mr.) Roga is a man who lives in the Bekasi area about one hour from Jakarta. He lives with his wife and 3 children (15 years old, 11 years old, and 4 years old). Currently, he owns a small grocery store. In his store, he sells basic goods such as eggs, flour, shampoo, soap, drinks, tissues, cooking oil, snacks, and other household necessities. Other than household products, Bapak Roga sells airtirme prepaid minutes in his small store also. His dream is to expand the business with Ruma’s network.

Basically, the reason he wants to become a Loket Ruma agent is because he wants his business to be more advanced and generate more income, of course, for the family. He hopes that people will come to him to pay their monthly electricity bill, phone land line bill, certain prepaid "telcos", and water bills.

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Working capital loans enable credit-worthy borrowers to reach their full sales potential. Every agent maintains a balance of electronic credit with Ruma to process transactions. But if this balance is zero and no Ruma field officers are available to replenish it, an agent may miss out on sales. Working capital loans solve this problem by serving as a line of credit that agents can repay as needed during the loan term, ensuring that they don't lose potential income. PT Ruma will progressively disburse the amount posted on Kiva based on the agent's working capital needs, ensuring that no potential income is lost. By funding this loan, you are empowering urban and rural entrepreneurs.

About PT Ruma

PT Ruma provides entrepreneurs with micro-business packages that utilize mobile phones to send and receive funds. The organization creates employment opportunities for the poor by helping them become entrepreneurs through sales of telecom and bill pay services provided by PT Ruma. Kiva loans provide these entrepreneurs with the start-up capital they need to begin operating selling these services.

About Indonesia

  • $5,200
    Average annual income
  • 67
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    Indonesia Loans Fundraising
  • $6,263,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 9,410.0
    Indonesia Rupiahs (IDR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Roga to pay for a deposit on an electronic data capture (EDC) machine for his bill payment business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jun 18, 2012
Jun 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013