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Yanwar is a 43-year-old motor taxi driver. He is married to Mami, a 32-year-old housewife. They have 3 children: Erson, 13 years old; Erlin, 11 years old; Yelki, 4. All of the children are attending school. Yanwar started his motor taxi business, called ‘Ojek’, several years ago in order to cover his family's needs and to pay the education fees of the children.

The income generated is unstable and insufficient to fully cover his family's needs. This situation led Yanwar to initiate a new business that is to lease out rooms. Yanwar has 3 empty rooms to lease out but he needs to renovate them. To implement his plan, Yanwar requested a loan from TLM amounting to IDR 4,000,000 to be spent on ceramics, sand, cement and wall paint.

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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
  • 61
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    Indonesia Loans Fundraising
  • $6,282,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 9,475.4
    Indonesia Rupiahs (IDR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Yanwar to buy ceramics, sand, cement and wall paint.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 6, 2012
Aug 12, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013