A loan of $350 helped pigs and it's feed.

Ni Luh Juliasih's story

Raising pigs are side job that is done by the majority of women in Perancak village. Same with Luh Juliasih who is regularly a housewife who also raised pigs around her house since a long time. This certainly helps the family income, besides helping her husband in the field. Her husband's income is uncertain, and that forced Luh Juliasih to work harder raising pigs, so that family needs could be fulfilled. After attending socialisation from DINARI staff, finally Luh Juliasih decided to borrow from DINARI to increase the capital of her pig farming. First loan was for Rp.3,750,000,- (translator's note: 1US$ fluctuates between Rp 10,000-12,000) for a 6 months period, and payment would be done at period end, after the pigs were sold. To start, Luh Juliasih plans to buy 2 piglets to fatten at Rp.350.000,- per piglet. The rest of the loan would be used as feed expenses for the next six months. After 5 months Luh Juliasih hopes to profit Rp.500,000,- from pig sales, including pigs bought with own funds. Profit from pig farming is sufficient to meet family needs and children schooling.

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Translated from Indonesian by Kiva volunteer Gwan-Liong Ang

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