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Maisjaroh is from Indonesia. She has 4 children. She needs a loan of $125 to buy a table for her business and more chickens to sell.
Maisjaroh lives in the city of Surabaya with her four children and husband. She sells fresh poultry to help provide for her family. She would like to increase her inventory, but she does not have the money to purchase additional chickens, or to buy a table for her business.
With a loan from World Vision, Maisjaroh will be able to purchase a table and more chickens, which will help her to create a strong business. The money she earns will enable her to better provide for her children and ensure they have educational opportunities.
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 supporting a small business loan for Maisjaroh to expand her food and retail business. After receiving the loan from World Vision, she invested the $125 to buy a table for her business and more chickens to sell. Maisjaroh has been repaying her loan on time with her new profits. She makes weekly payments of $3.
In addition to repaying her loan, Maisjaroh is using additional income to purchase food for the family, buy supplies in bulk and purchase equipment. Maisjaroh's 4 children continue to study in school.
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Maisjaroh has successfully repaid her small business loan. She invested the $125 for her fresh poultry business.
Thanks to the loan that she received, Maisjaroh was able to use the profits from her business to pay her children's school fees and purchase their school supplies. In the future, Maisjaroh aspires to earn enough to expand her current business and take out another loan.
Maisjaroh's three 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 Maisjaroh through World Vision! These funds are now available to help other entrepreneurs in Maisjaroh's community.