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Sri is from Indonesia. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $125 to purchase ingredients for chicken colon chips .
Sri, a mother of three children, supplements her husband's income by making chicken colon chips.
She is challenged by tight competition and lack of capital to expand her business.
A World Vision microloan will help Sri to purchase additional ingredients to increase her chip production and generate more income for her family. In the future, Sri hopes to have her own stand in a strategic location to attract more customers to sell her chips and give her a competitive advantage.
The additional income will allow her to provide for the basic needs for her family and to purchase school supplies for her children. After paying her loan payments, she will set aside savings to help her reach her goal of having her own chip stand in a better location.
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 to Sri Yuliana for expanding her food and services business. After receiving the loan from World Vision, she invested the $125 to purchase ingredients for chicken colon chips. Sri has been repaying her loan on time, making weekly payments of $3 from her new profits.
In addition to repaying her loan, Sri is using additional income to purchase food for the animals, start a new business, and help her 3 children continue to study in school. Sri is thankful for the opportunity to start her business and hopes for continued success.
Thank you for supporting Sri and World Vision Micro!