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Mapan’s services helps low-income Indonesians users afford goods and services

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Mapan’s team, with CEO Ardelia Apti in the front
In Indonesia, arisans are traditionally rotating savings and credit associations (RSCA) that let groups of people, primarily women, save and borrow money together. Mapan digitized that concept, and turned it into a service where users, also mostly women, can use it to pay for goods and services. The company announced today it has raised a Series A of $15 million. The round was co-led by Patamar Capital and PT Astra Digital Internasional, a subsidiary of conglomerate PT Astra International Tbk (also known as Astra International).
The round included participation from BRI Ventures, SMDV, Blibli, Prasetia Dwidharma, Flourish Ventures and 500 Global.
Mapan says it helps people get access to financial services in a country where 51% of adults are unbanked, or don’t have access to a …

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