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Rahmat is a 46-year-old man and married. He has three children:
1. Jamilaah, 22 (Dropped out of Junior high school as she suffered from an illness);
2. Siti, 18 (dropped out of Senior High School and afterward joined Indonesian worker labors in Malaysia);
3. Halimah, 16, studying in the second grade of Senior high school.

Rahmat only attended school up to junior high school level. His parents could not afford to send him to the higher level of education. After he left school, Rahmat decided to become a fisherman until he got married and had children. He has a small boat to support him when he goes fishing every day (except in bad weather). When the weather is good, Rahmat is able to produce IDR 100,000 to 150,000 a day. In the bad weather, Rahmat is only able to produce less than IDR 50,000 a day.

Rahmat would like to generate more income by running a kiosk business which provides various products, i.e., sugar, coffee, frying oil, snacks and cigarettes; in addition he would also like to buy four more trawls. Therefore, he is requesting a loan from TLM amounting to IDR 3,000,000 to implement his plan.

Additional Information

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
  • 70
    View loans »
    Indonesia Loans Fundraising
  • $6,318,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 9,449.8
    Indonesia Rupiahs (IDR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Rahmat to provide various products for a kiosk, i.e., sugar, coffee, frying oil, snacks and cigarettes; in addition he would also like to buy 4 more trawls.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 19, 2012
Jul 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2015