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Budiyono is from Indonesia. He has 2 children. He needs a loan of $175 to buy more balloons for his business .
Budiyono lives in Surabya with his wife and 2 children. In order to better provide for his family he started selling balloon gas. Sometimes, he works as a construction worker. Lack of money is preventing him from increasing his balloon business.
A World Vision microloan will allow Budiyono to buy more commodities for his business, in order to make more profits and help his wife, who cleans clothes for the neighborhood. He would like to have a good variety of balloons in order to supply customers for weddings, birthdays, etc. and grow his customer base.
With the additional income, Budiyono will be able to meet the daily needs of his family more easily and save to reinvest in his balloon business to ensure it remains a viable source of livlihood.
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 providing Budiyono with the opportunity to expand his balloon business. With the $175 loan Budiyono was able to buy more balloons for his business.
Budiyono is on his way to repaying his small business loan, as he makes weekly payments of $3.
Thanks to the profits he has earned, Budiyono can afford to repair his equipment and purchase food, clothing, and medical care for his family
Budiyono hopes to provide his children with a brighter future and they continue to study in school.
Thank you for supporting hardworking entrepreneurs like Budiyono and World Vision Micro!