Komida (Koperasi Mitra Dhu’afa) is a great example of “together we are strong”. This cooperative has over 760,000 members. Members have a share of less than USD 4, making Komida very accessible to the poorer population. Most loans are group loans to women using the Grameen method.
After an initial one-year short-term loan in 2017, confidence in this cooperative had grown. In 2019, the Investment Committee approved a loan of EUR 1.5 million for a two-year period. BRS Microfinance Coop is thereby meeting the demand of 4,255 customers.