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Suyati is from Indonesia. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $150 to purchase more snacks and various beverages in bulk for her snack kiosk.

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Suyati is from Indonesia. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $150 to purchase more snacks and various beverages in bulk for her snack kiosk.

  • Top Goals To purchase more snacks and various beverages in bulk...
  • Children Helped 2
  • Number of Employees 1

Suyati's Story

Suyati has two children and lives in Surabaya city where she runs a kiosk selling various snacks and beverages. Her main challenge is that the area where she lives is densely populated with tight competition in the same business.

With a World Vision loan Suyati will be able to purchase more snacks and beverages in bulk to sell in her kiosk. With the additional profits she will be able to better provide for her family's needs. In the future Suyati plans to sell rice and other kinds of food in her kiosk as well to generate more income.

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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.

Suyati'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.

Suyati's Mid Term Update September 17, 2012

Thank you for supporting a small business loan for Suyati to expand her food and retail business. After receiving the loan from World Vision, she invested the $150 to purchase more snacks and various beverages in bulk for her snack kiosk. Suyati has been repaying her loan on time with her new profits. She makes weekly payments of $6.

In addition to repaying her loan, Suyati is using additional income to purchase food for the family and expand the current business. Suyati's 2 children continue to study in school.

Thank you for supporting Suyati and World Vision Micro!

Suyati's Final Update December 10, 2012


Suyati has successfully repaid her small business loan. She invested the $150 for her snack kiosk.

Thanks to the loan that she received, Suyati was able to use the profits from her business to pay her children's school fees, provide food for her family and buy supplies in bulk. In the future, Suyati aspires to earn enough to send other children to school, further improve her business and take out another loan.

Suyati's two children continue to study in school. Because she was able to invest in her business, she will be able to invest in her family.

Thank you for investing in the power of hardworking people like Suyati through World Vision Micro. These funds are now available to help other entrepreneurs in Suyati’s community.

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    June 01, 2012
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