A loan of $775 helped a member to purchase four local piglets and feed.

Sari Makmur Group's story

The Sari Makmur group will be receiving their eighth loan through MUK, this one for 9,000,000 IDR, and will continue on raising pigs. This time they plan to grow pigs for pigroll (barbeque pig), which can be sold every two months.

Ni Ketut, this loan’s featured client, will be using her portion of the loan to buy four local piglets, as now the price for local piglets is more stable than that for superior piglets (good quality piglet). Her loan will also be used for more pig feed. She plans to sell the piglets after two months and then buy more.

The Sari Makmur group can repay a loan even beyond its due date. This is because the price of pork is not stable. During the period of the loan, the pigs’ growth can be maximized from being fed good food and vitamins. During this time, however, many breeders also sell their pigs. Prices become unstable, affecting anticipated profits. Although the group may earn little in profits during a cycle, it keeps on with this venture and expects eventual progress for its members’ efforts.

Ni Ketut hopes her piglet plan runs smoothly, and she earns more in profits. She also hopes MUK and Kiva will continue to support the group until its members have enough money to support their businesses themselves.

In this group: Ni Ketut, Ni Luh, Ni Ketut, Ni Made, Ni Luh, Ni Ketut*
*not pictured

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