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Rini is from Indonesia. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $125 to purchase more cooking utensils for her catering business .
Rini, the mother of two, runs a catering business to supplement her husband's income as a driver. She's been challenged by competition and the increasing price of basic ingredients.
A World Vision microloan will help Rini to purchase more cooking utensils to improve her customer service, including big pots, spoons, forks and ceramic plates. She has a goal set to further develop her catering business by opening a food stand, in the near future.
The additional income will allow Rini to keep her children in school and to have some savings for her children's future, as well as the food stand she plans to open to augment her catering 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 Rini Sunarti to expand her catering business. After receiving the loan from World Vision, she invested the $125 to purchase more cooking utensils.
Rini has been repaying her loan on time with her new profits. She makes weekly payments of $3.
In addition to repaying her loan, Rini is using additional income to expand the current business and purchase equipment. Rini's two children continue to study in school.
Thank you for supporting Rini and World Vision Micro!