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Dafit is a 40-year-old man who is married to Salomi, 37 years old. Dafit has three children: Andi, 17, in his second year of senior high school; Nening, 10, in 6th grade; Jen, 8 months old. Dafit supports his family by selling agricultural products such as bananas, chili, coconuts, etc. and he also produces coconut oil from his own farm.

Dafit is thinking of increasing his family's income by starting a new business - selling wood for building materials and furniture stores - as he has access to a wood seller from his village. Dafit plans to buy and resell the wood to a furniture store downtown. He is therefore requesting a loan from TLM of IDR 10,000,000. Dafit is hoping that the loan will help him improve his business.

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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
  • 87
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    Indonesia Loans Fundraising
  • $5,739,450
    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 Dafit to purchase wood and resell it to the furniture store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 19, 2012
Jun 24, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2015