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Aurora is a 40-year-old widow who runs a kiosk business. She is blessed with a pair of children: Anton, 19, is working as a motor taxi driver and Nina, 17, is attending the third level of Senior high school. Since she become a widow several years ago, Aurora initiated a kiosk business to help her generate more income. It is situated about 20 meters from her house.

Recently, Aurora dreamed of improving her business by adding more stock for her kiosk; e.g. rice, cooking oil, instant noodles, soap, etc. In addition, she also needs financial support for her daughter’s school fees. To implement her dream, Aurora requested a loan from TLM amounting IDR 3,000,000. Aurora believes that she will be better able to meet her family's needs and provide better education for her daughter through the 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
  • 73
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    Indonesia Loans Fundraising
  • $6,318,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 9,678.0
    Indonesia Rupiahs (IDR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Aurora to add more stock for her kiosk; e.g. rice, cooking oil, instant noodles, soap, etc., and also to pay her daughter's school fees.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 13, 2013
Feb 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 19, 2014