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Update on Eka

Eka runs a small stall which sells mobile phone airtime credits and processes bill payments. She lives in Serang, a semi-urban area about three hours from Jakarta. Eka is married.

Eka began working with Ruma five months ago because she wanted to increase her income and business by selling mobile airtime and servicing bill payments. She feels really excited to expand her business in selling mobile phone airtime credits and servicing bill payments. For the last three months, she has had around $46 - $50 per day in sales on average (just mobile phone airtime credit sales).

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

Previous Loan Details

Eka runs a small stall which sells drinking water and mobile phone airtime credits. She lives in Serang, a semi-urban area about two hours from Jakarta. Eka is married and lives with three persons in the family home. Eka began working with Ruma two months ago because she wanted to try a mobil... More from Eka's previous loan »

Additional Information

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Indonesia

  • $5,200
    Average annual income
  • 25
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    Indonesia Loans Fundraising
  • $6,141,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 11,514.2
    Indonesia Rupiahs (IDR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Eka to purchase a printer to process more mobile phone credit sales and bill payment transactions.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
49 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 2, 2013
Oct 7, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Eka. It was first posted on Kiva on Jul, 2013. Learn More