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Nolis is from Indonesia. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $125 to buy machines, yarn, fabric, snacks, candy, and other items for her grocery store and sewing business .

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Nolis is from Indonesia. She has 2 children. She needs a loan of $125 to buy machines, yarn, fabric, snacks, candy, and other items for her grocery store and sewing business .

  • Top Goals To buy machines, yarn, fabric, snacks, candy, and other...
  • Children Helped 2
  • Number of Employees 1

Nolis's Story

Nolis sells groceries and sews clothes in Surabaya, Indonesia. Her husband is a construction worker, and Nolis’s income helps support their family.

The cost of fuel has gone up, increasing the cost of other goods. A loan from World Vision will help her buy supplies and inventory for her businesses, including machines, yarn, fabric, snacks, and candy.

She hopes to continue expanding her business so she can help her family. She and her husband have two children. She will use her increased income to pay for their school fees, as well as better meet her family’s everyday needs.

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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.

Nolis'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.

Nolis's Mid Term Update September 24, 2012

Thank you for supporting a small business loan for Nolis to expand her food, retail, grocery and tailoring/sewing business. After receiving the loan from World Vision, she invested the $125 to buy machines, yarn, fabric, snacks, candy, and other items for her grocery store and sewing business. Nolis has been repaying her loan on time with her new profits. She makes weekly payments of $3.

In addition to repaying her loan, Nolis is using additional income to maintain or repair equipment, purchase food for the family and buy supplies in bulk. Nolis's 2 children continue to study in school.

Thank you for supporting Nolis and World Vision Micro!

Nolis's Final Update January 14, 2013


Nolis has successfully repaid her small business loan. She invested the $125 for her grocery and sewing business.

Thanks to the loan that she received, Nolis was able to use the profits from her business to pay children's school fees and start a new business. In the future, Nolis aspires to earn enough to send her children to school and take out another loan.

Nolis's four 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 Nolis through World Vision! These funds are now available to help other entrepreneurs in Nolis's community.

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3 Donors

  • Karen
    May 23, 2012
    Contributed to 14 other loans
  • Joy
    May 25, 2012
    Contributed to 19 other loans
  • Joanna
    June 04, 2012
    Contributed to 9 other loans
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