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Khotimah is from Indonesia. She needs a loan of $125 to purchase more snacks to restock her stand and to purchase a glass display to improve her service and promote her products.
Khotimah lives in Surabaya city and has two children; one is still a baby and the other is in Elementary School. She runs a stand selling various snacks and drinks. There is a lot of competition among the snack stands in her area.
A World Vision micro loan will help her to restock her stand and to purchase a new glass display to attract more customers and better compete. In the future, she hopes to expand her business by selling children's toys.
The additional income will allow her to pay for her children's school fees and to have some savings for her children's future education.
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 Khotimah to expand her food business. After receiving the loan from World Vision, she invested the $125 to purchase more snacks to restock her stand and to purchase a glass display to improve her service and promote her products. Khotimah has been repaying her loan on time with her new profits. She makes weekly payments of $3 .
In addition to repaying her loan, Khotimah is using additional income to buy supplies in bulk and expand the current business. Khotimah's 2 children continue to study in school.
Thank you for supporting Khotimah and World Vision Micro!
Thank you for supporting the small loan for Khotimah to improve her food business. She invested her loan of $125 to purchase more snacks and to purchase a glass display to better promote her products.
Khotimah has now repaid her loan in full. In addition to repaying her loan, Khotimah has used her additional income to pay her children's school fees, purchase food for her family and buy supplies in bulk.
Khotimah's two children continue to study in school.
The loan Khotimah received helped her business expand and the profits she is earning is creating lasting improvements in her life. In the future Khotimah hopes to continue to send her children to school and expand her current business.
Thank you for your support of Khotimah and World Vision Micro. These funds are now being recycled to support another eager entrepreneur in the same community.