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Santi Pala Group
In this Group: I Wayan, I Ketut Gede, I Made, I Putu, I Made, I Gede, I Made*, I Gede, I Putu
* not pictured

Update on Santi Pala Group

Wayan, as the head of the Santi Pala group, feels very proud. The group he heads succeeded in maintaining their businesses and made their payments on time. During the loan period, the farming businesses they pursued made maximum results. It's all because of the hard work and the weather that supported them. Now they can set aside the income for savings.

Wayan has cacao plants. He earned a satisfactory result. And after he deducted all the costs, he was very grateful. Wayan and the Santi Pala group said thank you to lenders, Kiva and MUK for the loan support. And they hope for a new loan to continue their farming businesses.

Now the dry season has arrived and the Santi Pala members changed their way of planting their garden. Now they only plant long beans, nuts, cassava, and other crops that need less water. They are using the loan to purchase seeds and fertilizer. Wayan also uses his loan to purchase seeds and fertilizer. The group and Wayan expect a maximum result at the end and they will manage their land wisely and work hard to maintain the crops to prevent insects and diseases.

Previous Loan Details

Wayan, 49, is married and lives in a village in western Bali. He has a son who is grown and married. He is the leader of this loan group that has taken out and successfully repaid previous loans. The good news from this group is that during the period of their previous loan, the weather was g... More from Santi Pala Group's previous loan »

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is part of MUK’s effort to reach small business owners in rural areas of Bali in Indonesia. Borrowers often lack collateral to be eligible for working capital loans and are located in areas where access to microfinance is limited. MUK organizes borrowers into groups that cross guarantee one another, allowing them to qualify for a loan. By funding this loan you are providing underserved borrowers with crucial capital to sustain their existing businesses.

About Koperasi Mitra Usaha Kecil (MUK)

This loan is serviced by Koperasi Mitra Usaha Kecil (MUK), a microfinance cooperative headquartered in West Bali, Indonesia. MUK’s mission is to provide chronically poor people in Bali with opportunities to improve their lives, while raising social awareness of economic and environmental issues.
Most MUK clients live in rural settings on less than $1.25 per day. MUK’s financial products are targeted to clients’ productive activities including small businesses, farming, and livestock rearing. MUK supports clients with training in household budgeting, livestock rearing, and small business management.
MUK provides services to clients of all races and religions. For more information about MUK, please visit its partner page. Also, consider joining MUK’s Kiva lending team, Friends of Mitra Usaha Kecil.

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.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Indonesia

  • $5,200
    Average annual income
  • 75
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    Indonesia Loans Fundraising
  • $6,318,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 11,804.5
    Indonesia Rupiahs (IDR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Santi Pala Group's $1,825 loan helped a member to buy seeds and fertilizer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jun 12, 2014
Jun 19, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2015