Update June 2019
Mawati received another loan in order to further increase her business
In addition to rice, spicy food, dreamlike temples, picturesque beaches and the tropical climate, the well-known warungs – mobile stalls and food kitchens – are also typical features of the Indonesian island of Bali.
With the aim of owning such a warung and the hope for a better life, our micro-borrower Mawati moved to Bali from Lombok with her husband in 2002. The two have been married to each other for 27 years, have four children together and live in a modest apartment in the capital Denpasar. The oldest children are married already, and the youngest child is still going to school. Mawati, Nurman and the fourth child run a grocery store.
Mawati offers food such as flour dumplings in peanut sauce (Siomay), meatballs and fresh coconut drinks in her warung, next to which she has a table with a parasol and chairs to enjoy the products. Meanwhile, Nurman and her son also sell the fresh coconut drinks by motorcycle in the area. With the business, the couple earns about 6.30€ (100,000 IDR) a day.
With a microcredit of 31.50€ (500,000 IDR), Mawati was able to buy more ingredients and thus offer more dishes.