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Hartatik is from Indonesia. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $125 to purchase more ingredients, herbs, a banner and containers for her herbal drink business .
Hartatik lives in Surabaya city with her husband and two children who are still in Elementary School. She sells traditional herbal drinks out of her house. She lacks capital to promote her herbal products and to increase her sales.
A World Vision micro loan will help her to purchase more ingredients, including various herbs, such as ginger and cumin, and to purchase a banner for her herbal stand, in order to attract more customers and generate more income for the family. In the future, she expects to bring more varieties of herbal products to sell in her stand.
The additional income from the business will allow her to pay for the children's school supplies and to grow her business.
Entrepreneurs with specialized skills can apply for a loan in the manufacturing sector. Examples of businesses in the manufacturing sector are making and selling clothes, shoes, machine parts, baskets…the list goes on. These savvy entrepreneurs see the opportunity in their community and, with the help of a loan and their unique talents, can establish their niche. Only 3% of our loans are in the manufacturing sector.
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.
Thank you for supporting a small business loan for Hartatik to expand her food and services business where she sells herbal drinks.
After receiving the loan from World Vision, she invested the $125 to purchase more ingredients, herbs, a banner, and containers for her herbal drink business.
Hartatik has been repaying her loan on time with her new profits. She makes weekly payments of $3.
In addition to repaying her loan, Hartatik is using additional income to maintain or repair equipment, buy supplies in bulk, and expand the current business. Hartatik's 2 children continue to study in school.
Hartatik says she is so thankful for the loan which has enabled her to develop her business more.
Thank you for supporting Hartatik and World Vision Micro!
Thank you for supporting Hartatik’s food and services business through World Vision Micro. Hartatik invested her small business loan of $125 to purchase more ingredients, herbs, a banner and containers for her herbal drink business. She has made weekly payments of $3 and has now fully repaid her loan.
With the profits from her business, Hartatik decided to pay school fees, purchase food for the family and buy supplies in bulk. Hartatik’s goal for the future is to earn enough so that she can repair or expand their home and expand the current business.
Hartatik’s two children remain in school. Because of your donation, Hartatik is able to provide a better future for them.
Thank you for providing Hartatik with hope and a future. These funds are now being recycled to support another hardworking entrepreneur in the same community.