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Sukarijono is from Indonesia. He has 1 child. He needs a loan of $400 to purchase a washing machine.
Sukarijono is a father who lives with his family in Surabaya, where he works very hard running and maintaining his laundry business in his local communtiy. His laundry business helps him to earn a living for his family.
With a loan from World Vision, Sukarijono will be able to purchase a washing machine, with this he will be able to expand his laundry business and generate more income. With the additional income, Sukarijono will be able to provide for his family's daily needs and pay for his childs education.
In areas where the poor live alongside the more affluent, businesses in the service sector can be very successful. Services include flower cultivation, tailoring/sewing, transportation, repair work, beauty salons and barber shops, and restaurants. Loans are needed to begin, expand, or sustain business with tools and supplies. Loans given to entrepreneurs in the service sector account for around 7% of our loans.
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 Sukarijono to expand his laundry business. After receiving the loan from World Vision, he invested the $400 to purchase a washing machine.
Sukarijono has been repaying his loan on time with his new profits. He makes weekly payments of $8.
In addition to repaying his loan, Sukarijono is using additional income to maintain or repair equipment, pay school fees and purchase equipment. Sukarijono's child continues to study in school.
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