A loan of $1,050 helped to buy more airtime credit to sell on busy weekends.


Gilar's story

Meet Gilar. Gilar is a father of four who lives in East Bandung, West Java. Gilar manages a small stall that sells snacks, drinks, consumer product, and mobile phone airtime credits. His spouse is a fulltime housewife, taking care of their children. He began working with Ruma (Microfinacne Institution) three months ago because he wanted to increase his income to fulfill his family living; especially for his children's education. In addition, since he got support and assistance from Ruma's staff, he has become more aware of how mobile technology can support his business. As the business runs, he hopes to get a Kiva loan in order to do more transactions on weekends, which is when people mostly buy mobile airtime. In the photo are Gilar and his wife carrying their baby. He thanks you for your kind support.



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