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Sukartu is from Indonesia. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $125 to buy more equipment and products for her grocery store.
Sukarti runs a grocery store in Sumo Ponahan in Surabaya, Indonesia.
She faces tough competition and struggles to make a profit. A loan from World Vision will allow her to buy new equipment and products so she can better compete against other stores and increase her sales.
Sukarti is the mother of two children. She will use her increased income to pay for their schooling, as well as improve her family’s everyday standard of living.
Retail is a quick and scalable way to begin earning a profit. Many entrepreneurs begin with stalls at markets or even at home and need a loan to expand or increase their inventory. Others may be ready to open a small store. Goods purchased from loan funds range from clothing, grocery or sundry items to jewelry, candy, perfume or health and beauty supplies. Loans in the commerce sector account for around 33% 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 Sukartu to expand her food and grocery business. After receiving the loan from World Vision, she invested the $125 to buy more equipment and products for her grocery store. Sukartu has been repaying her loan on time with her new profits. She makes weekly payments of $3.
In addition to repaying her loan, Sukartu is using additional income to pay school fees, purchase food for the family and expand the current business. Sukartu's 2 children continue to study in school.
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