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Siti is a 53-year-old widow. She is living with her grandchild, Faradila, 11 years old, who is attending the 6th grade of elementary school. Siti is blessed with 7 children. Since her husband passed away, Siti has had to struggle to cover her children’s expenditures until they are all married and live in their own house. To make a living, Siti commenced a business of selling used clothing. It has enabled her to cover all the needs of her family.

Currently, Siti dreams of enlarging her business. She would like to sell other things, i.e., sheets and bed covers of any sizes and color. Siti believes that by providing more variety of goods she could produce more income in return. Therefore she is requesting loan assistance from TLM of IDR 4,500,000. She wants to spend the loan on bed sheets and bed covers in bulk.

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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
  • 92
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    Indonesia Loans Fundraising
  • $5,738,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 9,590.0
    Indonesia Rupiahs (IDR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Siti to buy bed sheets and bed covers in bulk.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 11, 2012
Oct 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013