A loan of $2,075 helped a member to buy a pig to breed.


Melati Group's story

Pictured is the Melati group, neighbors in the same village in Melaya, West Bali (three members of the group are not in the photo because of a religious ceremony they were attending at the temple). The group was formed out of these women’s common interest in raising pigs to supplement family income, and out of their interest in education on the best practices for pig raising.

The group has requested a new loan of 19,500,000 IDR, its fourth from MUK. Each member will receive 1,300,000 IDR which will be used to buy two quality piglets plus pig feed. While the price of feed and piglets is expensive, members of the group are already feeling the benefits from their first loan through their ability to meet the needs of their families.

Group member Ni Ketut will use her portion of the loan to buy a pig to breed. She has seen the possibilities in selling piglets. To reduce costs, she gave the mixture feed (feed mixture is a mixture of good quality feed which's purchase at store that is mixed with various types of leaves, such as banana leaves, taro leaves and other leaf types are useful for the growth of pigs). She hopes her pig venture will succeed and bring prosperity to the whole family.

In this group: Ni Ketut, Ni Kade*, Ni Komang, Ni Ketut, Ni Luh, Ni Komang, Ni Ketut, Ni Komang, Ni Putu*, Ni Nengah, Ni Nyoman, Ni Komang*, Ni Ketut, Ni Putu , Ni Luh
*not pictured



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