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Siti is from Indonesia. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $125 to purchase basins and ingredients for her noodle stand, including noodles and seasonings.
Siti is a mother of three children, who lives in Surabaya city. Her business is selling noodles and solid rice in a stand close to her house. She is challenged by the fluctuating price of the ingredients she uses in her business.
A World Vision micro loan will help her to purchase some new basins and other equipment to provide better service for her customers and generate more income. In the future, she hopes to have a better kiosk to sell her products and expand her business.
The additional income will allow her to meet her family's basic needs and to pay for her children's school fees.
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 Siti Romlah to expand her food business where she sells noodles.
After receiving the loan from World Vision, she invested the $125 to purchase basins and ingredients for her noodle stand, including noodles and seasonings.
Siti has been repaying her loan on time with her new profits. She makes weekly payments of $3.
In addition to repaying her loan, Siti is using additional income to pay school fees, purchase food for the family, and expand the current business. Siti's 3 children continue to study in school.
Thank you for supporting Siti and World Vision Micro!