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Listina is from Indonesia. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $225 to print brochures and purchase rice, eggs and flour.

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Listina is from Indonesia. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $225 to print brochures and purchase rice, eggs and flour.

  • Top Goals To print brochures and purchase rice, eggs and flour...
  • Children Helped 3
  • Number of Employees 2

Listina's Story

Listina caters for parties and meetings. However, she does not have enough money to promote her catering business and to stock up on the ingredients she needs. She will use a loan from World Vision to increase her supply of ingredients such as rice, eggs, and flour and to print brochures marketing her food to other businesses.

Listina is a mother of three children, two of whom are still in school. She needs additional income to pay their school fees and to provide more nutritious food for her family. A loan will improve her family's well-being and also boost the local economy, since it will enable her to hire two more people into her business. In the future, Listina hopes to expand her business by filling orders for cakes and cookies as well as serving meals.

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Industry Info

In areas where the poor live alongside the more affluent, businesses in the service sector can be very successful. Services include flower cultivation, tailoring/sewing, transportation, repair work, beauty salons and barber shops, and restaurants. Loans are needed to begin, expand, or sustain business with tools and supplies. Loans given to entrepreneurs in the service sector account for around 7% of our loans.

Listina's Community

World Vision began working with the people of Indonesia in 1957, when we hosted a pastors conference. In 1961, a childcare program opened to help orphans and refugee children. By 1967 the program grew to assist some 2,000 children. During the 1970s, World Vision donors sponsored more than 8,000 children, and community development work began in several areas. Today, U.S. sponsors alone support 20,000 children in six community development areas, including Surabaya.

Ministry of Education data shows that many children living in the slums of Surabaya are not attending school. Surveys also found that high numbers of infants die from preventable diseases such as pneumonia and diarrhea. This community has schools and health clinics, but the most common factor preventing access is poverty. Families can’t afford school fees and materials, or the cost of clinic visits and medicines. To address these issues, World Vision and community members have determined that improved income opportunities and health and education projects are critical. Community instruction on the importance of child rights and education also were deemed vital to community success.

World Vision began working alongside families in the slums of Surabaya in 2000, and programs designed to provide lasting, holistic, community development are directly targeting approximately 2,045 sponsored children and their families.

Listina's Mid Term Update September 21, 2012

Thank you for supporting a small business loan for Listina to expand her food and services business. After receiving the loan from World Vision, she invested the $225 to print brochures and purchase rice, eggs and flour. Listina has been repaying her loan on time with her new profits. She makes weekly payments of $4.

In addition to repaying her loan, Listina is using additional income to buy supplies in bulk and expand the current business. Listina's 3 children continue to study in school.

Thank you for supporting Listina and World Vision Micro!

Listina's Final Update March 08, 2013


Listina has successfully repaid her small business loan. She invested the $225 for her catering business.

Thanks to the loan that she received, Listina was able to use the profits from her business to pay her children's school fees and expand her current business. In the future, Listina aspires to earn enough to start a new business and take out another loan.

Listina's two children continue to study in school. Because she was able to invest in her business, she will be able to invest in her family.

Thank you for investing in the power of hardworking people like Listina through World Vision! These funds are now available to help other entrepreneurs in Listina's community.

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2 Donors

  • Christopher
    March 22, 2012
    Contributed to 100 other loans
  • Nate
    April 06, 2012
    Contributed to 3 other loans
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