Mekar Blog

Manage Your Money This Ramadan

  • Financial

The most sacred month of the year for Muslims has arrived. Ramadan is a time of contemplation, reflection and increased devotion to and worship of God the almighty. Also a special time when we do things that are usually reserved for this month only. Read more

By Mekar     Tuesday, 06 June 2017

Disasters, sticks and carrots. The evolution of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Indonesia.

  • Economy

Indonesia became the first country to enforce CSR through law. State owned enterprises and companies in the natural resource sectors are obliged to contribute to charity. Read more

By Mekar     Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Abdi Kerta Raharja Partners Up with Mekar to Boost Micro Financing for MSMEs

  • Press Release

Abdi Kerta Raharja credit cooperative increase access to financing for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the country and foster economic growth as a Mekar lending partner. Read more

By Mekar     Wednesday, 12 April 2017

‘Online Chat’ technology helps connect ‘Offline’ Businesses to Financing

  • Press Release

Two leading Indonesian finance companies have found an innovative way to target hard-to-find businesses that need finance. Read more

By Mekar     Thursday, 30 March 2017

Indonesia’s peer-to-peer lending market is now 1 year old, the next 2 years may be tougher…

  • Economy

The Indonesian P2P toddlers have now helped borrowers get over Rp 275 billion in loans from their online funders. Read more

By Mekar     Monday, 27 March 2017

Financing Women is Wiser than Financing Men.

  • Press Release

Women have long been disadvantaged when it comes to access to credit or other financial services provided by banks. This holds especially true for women entrepreneurs running informal businesses. Read more

By Mekar     Wednesday, 08 March 2017

Behind the scenes: preparing the German G20 Summit for SME Finance.

  • Press Release

G20 Summit Preparation meeting on “Moving forward in SME Finance” Read more

By Mekar     Friday, 03 March 2017