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Paulina is a 53-year-old married woman. Her husband, Paulus, is 63 years old. They have three children: Margaretha, a 21-year-old married woman; Gabriel, 13 years old; and Agustina, 14 years old. Both Gabriel and Agustina are in the third grade of junior high school.

Besides being a housewife, Paulina also runs a fish distribution business to the traditional market in another district. She works with her daughter and her son-in-law.

Paulina is seeking this loan to expand the business; specifically, she requested a loan in the amount of 5,000,000 IDR from TLM. She plans to spend the loan proceeds on more fish and to cover distribution costs. Paulina is hoping that she can provide a better life for her family as a result of the requested loan.

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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
  • 145
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    Indonesia Loans Fundraising
  • $6,318,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 9,410.0
    Indonesia Rupiahs (IDR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Paulina to purchase additional fish and to cover distribution costs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 5, 2012
Jun 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2014