Place: Denpasar, Indonesia  
Age: 67  
Business: Road Stall  
Loan: 5 x 35€


Update February 2018

Rasmini receives another microcredit.

Update Dezember 2017

Rasmini was able to repay all her micro loans in time. Now she receives a fourth loan. Even this time the senior citizen does not want to take a bigger risk and requests only 35€, which we gladly provide to her. 

Update October 2017

Rasmini receives a third micro loan. Compared to July, her income is now 17% higher.

Update July 2017

Rasmini gets a second microcredit in order to buy more fuel.

Update June 2017

Rasmini fully repaid her microcredit before the deadline. 

About Rasmini

Most mountains in Bali are of volcanic origin occuping approximately three quarters of the island in total. In 1963, the last eruption of the volcano ‘Gunung-Agung’ took nearly 2000 lives and ravaged villages and fields. In consequence, large numbers of Balinese were forced to flee, among them Rasmini and her husband Wayan. More than 40 years ago, they fled from the East of Bali to Denpasar, the island’s official capital.

After arriving, they decided to lease a building space of 100 square meters for a period of 10 years, for 200,000,000 IDR a year (approximately 400€ in 1960). For a fresh start, Wayan started working as a construction worker and began building a house for his family – every day after work. After 20 years, the landlord decided to sell the plot and once again, Rasmini and her husband as well as their five sons and two daughters had to move. Close to their old home, they decided to build a new house. In order to improve the family income, Rasmini opened her own store in the area, where she sold coffee and baked bananas to resident workers.

10 years ago, Wayan suddenly passed away. Until today, Rasmini does not the cause of his death as the family lacked the funds to finance a medical examination. Since her business with coffee and baked bananas does not grow anymore, her income stagnates. At the moment, each week form Monday to Saturday between 7am and 6pm, the ambitious and determined grandmother sells tea, rice to takeaway and ‘canang’, small presents brought to the gods for sacrifice in Hinduism. To save her products from intensive sunshine, particularly during the noon heat, Rasmini has placed her kerbside stand under a tree and uses as a sunshade for additional protection. With that she can earn around 3€ per day.

She uses the micro credit of around 35€ to increase her petrol stock. In Indonesia, petrol is frequently for sale in litre bottles at the roadside. With this, she can nearly double her daily income.

Gallery Rasmini

Gallery Rasmini
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Rasmini's business