TLM… hotter than an Indonesian rap song!

5 August 2009 at 18:44 7 comments

by Cissy DeLuca, KF8, Indonesia

When most people think of Indonesia, the first places that usually come to mind are Bali and Jakarta. West Timor may be the last place a person associates with Indonesia. West Timor is part of the NTT province, which is the poorest in Indonesia. That means the people of this area need Kiva lenders the most!

Nestled in the bustling metropolis of Kupang is a humble organization called Tanaoba Lais Manekat. Only posting on Kiva since March 2009, they are rapidly becoming the next big thing in microfinance, Kiva and the world!

I made this video to get all you Kiva lenders as pumped on West Timor and TLM as I am!

Cissy Deluca is a proud member of KF8 working in Indonesia with TLM. Please feel free to join their rapidly growing lending team or follow them on twitter!

Entry filed under: East Asia & the Pacific (EAP), Indonesia, KF8 (Kiva Fellows 8th Class), Tanaoba Lais Manekat (TLM). Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , .

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  • 1. Spreading the Kiva love… « Kiva Stories from the Field  |  16 September 2009 at 02:59

    […] googled “TLM” and “Microfinance” prior to the trip and stumbled upon the fellows blog and a video I had made! He had known of the existence of a “Cissy” at TLM before he even arrived… I am a minor […]

  • 2. Haley Baroody  |  11 August 2009 at 15:46

    Hey Cissy,

    It’s Haley, Carrie’s friend from Tally. Check out my new project, you’re on it

    Doing great stuff Cissy. take care,


  • 3. Kieran Ball  |  9 August 2009 at 02:32

    Great video Cissy, lovely to see the TLM crew are still going strong! Slick editing in there too. Would love to see a translation of the song lyrics. It’s kinda catchy and awful at the same time.


  • 4. Unilove  |  8 August 2009 at 22:45

    Loved the excellent video which was edited very well, the universal appeal of the song, and the pertinent details of the process, Cissy. What was the refreshing drink you were drinking?

    Keep ’em coming!

    Unilove aka Lisa
    Kiva Fellows fan

  • 5. Jan & John  |  8 August 2009 at 18:54

    Very nice, Cissy. Toe tapping and lots of smiles. Makes the lenders feel good 🙂 thanks, jan

  • 6. Suzy Marinkovich  |  6 August 2009 at 05:32

    omg Cissy. Please tell me that is your mass journal. That was CLASSIC. Soooooooooooo awesome!!! That song was golden

  • 7. morrisctm  |  6 August 2009 at 00:38

    Cis, this is a great video. I’m glad that “facebook” has made it into West Timorian pop culture. Looks like TLM is doing well. When will you guys be posting new loans?

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