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Ayati runs a small stall where she sells cell phone accessories and mobile phone airtime credits. She is an entrepreneur who has four persons living in her house. She joined Ruma six months ago because she had planned to open a small stall. She is still really excited to expand her business selling mobile phone airtime credits and servicing bill payments for customers. For the last three months, she has around $30 - 45/day in sales on average (just mobile phone airtime credit sales). As the business continues, she needs a loan for more working capital in order to be able to do transaction on weekends.

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Working capital loans enable credit-worthy borrowers to reach their full sales potential. Every agent maintains a balance of electronic credit with Ruma to process transactions. But if this balance is zero and no Ruma field officers are available to replenish it, an agent may miss out on sales. Working capital loans solve this problem by serving as a line of credit that agents can repay as needed during the loan term, ensuring that they don't lose potential income. PT Ruma will progressively disburse the amount posted on Kiva based on the agent's working capital needs, ensuring that no potential income is lost. By funding this loan, you are empowering urban and rural entrepreneurs.

About PT Ruma

PT Ruma provides entrepreneurs with micro-business packages that utilize mobile phones to send and receive funds. The organization creates employment opportunities for the poor by helping them become entrepreneurs through sales of telecom and bill pay services provided by PT Ruma. Kiva loans provide these entrepreneurs with the start-up capital they need to begin operating selling these services.

About Indonesia

  • $5,200
    Average annual income
  • 74
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    Indonesia Loans Fundraising
  • $5,748,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 9,691.0
    Indonesia Rupiahs (IDR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Ayati to obtain more float to process mobile phone credit sales and bill payments on weekends.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Mar 8, 2013
Mar 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 23, 2013