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Mudjianoh is from Indonesia. She needs a loan of $300 to purchase food for resale.
Mudjianoh helps to support her family by operating a small street side food stand. There is a lot of local competition, and she knows that the only way to make her business more profitable and sustainable is to expand it. Her goal is to increase her income so she can improve living conditions for her family.
A loan from World Vision will allow Mudjianoh to purchase more food items to sell. With the additional income she will earn from this improvement, she plans to reinvest in and continue to grow her business. She will be able to help provide the daily needs of her family and pay the school fees for her child.
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 empowering Mudjianoh with the opportunity to expand her food business. With the $300 loan Mudjianoh was able to purchase food for resale.
Mudjianoh is on her way to repaying her small business loan, as she makes weekly payments of $6.
Thanks to the profits she has earned, Mudjianoh can afford to purchase food for her family, buy supplies in bulk and pay for transportation.
Mudjianoh child continues to study in school She hopes to provide a brighter future for her family.
Thank you for supporting hardworking entrepreneurs like Mudjianoh and World Vision Micro!