|Age:||47 and 49|
|Loan:||35€; 35€; 35€; 35€|
Update October 2017
Take a look at the pictures below: this is the items that the couple bought with their last loan and their business earnings. We gave out a fourth loan to Rahayu and Poniwan so that they can buy more equipment.
Update September 2017
Rahayu and Poniwan estimate that the second loan helped them boost their sales by another 15%. Being a very cautious couple, they requested and received another 35€ micro loan to add Bakso, a traditional soup, to their product offer.
Update July 2017
Rahayu and Poniwan receive a second microcredit of 35€.
Update June 2017
Rahayu repaid her microcredit. She could increase her income by 10%.
Rahayu and her husband Poniwan are both from East-Java, but met in Bali and got married. Poniwan had to quit his job as construction worker eleven years ago, due to health reasons. In order to be able to support the family of five, they started selling „cilok“ – meatballs and soy sauce.
In the beginning he was only able to sell one kg per day but by now they produce 5kg each day. Rahayu prepares the meals in her apartment and Poniwan makes a sales tour on his bicycle in the afternoon. This way, they can generate around 1,48€ of profits per day and household member.
In order to increase their production capacity, they received a first micro loan of 35€.