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Siti is from Indonesia. She has 4 children. She needs a loan of $150 to buy more products for her drink-selling business.

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Siti is from Indonesia. She has 4 children. She needs a loan of $150 to buy more products for her drink-selling business.

  • Top Goals To buy more products for her drink-selling business...
  • Children Helped 4

Siti's Story

Siti sells drinks on the street in Surabaya, Indonesia. A loan from World Vision will help her purchase more drinks to sell and expand her inventory. She hopes to buy and showcase new products for her customers.

Siti, a mother of four, will use her increased income to give her husband and family a better standard of living. In addition, she also plans to save for her retirement.

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Industry Info

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.

Siti's Community

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.

Siti's Mid Term Update December 28, 2012

Thank you for supporting a small business loan for Siti Aisah to expand her grocery business where she sells drinks. After receiving the loan from World Vision, she invested the $150 to buy more products for her drink-selling business.

Siti has been repaying her loan on time with her new profits. She makes weekly payments of $4.

In addition to repaying her loan, Siti is using her income to provide food for her family and purchase equipment.

Siti's four children continue to study in school.

Thank you for supporting Siti and World Vision Micro!

Siti's Final Update April 19, 2013


Thank you for supporting the small loan for Siti Aisah to improve her beverage selling business. She invested her loan of $150 to buy more products to sell to customers in her community.

Siti has now repaid her loan in full. In addition to repaying her loan, Siti has used her additional income to purchase food for her family, buy supplies in bulk and expand her current business.

Siti's four children continue to study in school.

The loan Siti received helped her business expand and the profits she is earning is creating lasting improvements in her life. In the future, Siti hopes to expand her current business and take out another loan.

Thank you for your support of Siti and World Vision Micro. These funds are now being recycled to support another eager entrepreneur in the same community.

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  • Kristin
    September 06, 2012
    Contributed to 3 other loans
  • Jake
    September 07, 2012
    Contributed to 1 other loans

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