A loan of $425 helped be the capital.

Ni Komang Partini's story

Although a wife of a teacher, Komang Partini is willing to work, Partini runs a canteen in her husband’s school, and also operate a stall at home. Partini participate in Dinari joining KWT Teratai Mekar twice and repaid at the end of the period. With initial loan of Rp.1.000.000,- (about USD100), Partini sells a variety of goods, like snacks, rice, fruits, drinks and others. For the school canteen operation, Partini rotates it amongst the wives of other teachers. In a month, Partini gets to operate the school canteen for a week; Partini begins selling from the morning until early afternoon, after that Partini operates her stall at home until evening. Partini also prepares a variety of food, drinks, soups, cooked rice and others; also pig’s feed is prepared in the house. Profit attained amount to Rp.60.000,- (about USD6) per month. This profit is used to subsidize the family’s expenses as her 2 children is already working; the elder already married. And living in Jawa. Her house has been renovated and is permanent, self-built on the in-laws’ property and living close to relatives. Her hope is with this loan from Dinari, her business will advance and expand.

Translated from Indonesian by Kiva volunteer Pheng Tan

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