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Lina runs a small stall which sells groceries, snacks, drinks, mobile phone airtime credits, and bill payment services. Lina lives in Bandung, a semi-urban area about three hours from Jakarta. Lina is married and has three children.

Lina began working with Ruma three months ago because she wanted to increase her income and business by selling mobile airtime and processing bill payments. She feels really excited to expand her business in selling mobile phone airtime credits and processing bill payments. For the last three months, she has had around $10 - $15 per day in sales on average (just mobile phone airtime credit sales).

Recently, she took a loan from Kiva for getting a printer to support her business in selling mobile phone airtime credits and processing bill payments (household electricity payments).

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More information about this loan

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
  • 62
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    Indonesia Loans Fundraising
  • $6,300,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 11,215.5
    Indonesia Rupiahs (IDR) = $1 USD
Paying Back - Currency Exchange Loss

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $250 helped Lina to buy a printer to print out required receipts for mobile phone credit sales and bill payment transactions.
68% repaid
Repayment Term
49 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 1, 2013
Sep 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss: