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Maria, 33, is married and has 2 children. The children are Immanuel (3) and Rahel (2). Maria assists her husband in generating income for their family by working as a soil digger. The soil then is sold to the bricks maker.

Besides working as a soil digger, Maria is planning to increase the income generated by initiating a catfish business. She is planning to build a pond and prepare the catfish seedlings. Maria is requesting a loan of IDR 10,000,000 to establish a permanent pond and to buy the catfish seedlings.

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About Tanaoba Lais Manekat

This loan is administered by Tanaoba Lais Manekat (TLM). TLM is a microfinance institution that seeks to improve the quality of life of poor communities in the province of Nusa Tenggara Timur in Indonesia. TLM has been operating since 1995 and, in addition to providing microloan and savings services, provides client training on financial management and entrepreneurship.

TLM’s head office is based in Kupang, West Timor, Indonesia. Kupang is the capital city of Nusa Tenggara Timur province in eastern Indonesia. Nusa Tenggara Timur is the province with the least favorable social and economic statistics of all the 33 Indonesian provinces.

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About Indonesia

  • $5,200
    Average annual income
  • 63
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    Indonesia Loans Fundraising
  • $6,300,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 9,410.0
    Indonesia Rupiahs (IDR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Maria to establish a permanent pond for catfish and to buy the seedlings.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 8, 2012
Jun 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014