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Imron is from Indonesia. He has 3 children. He needs a loan of $350 to purchase raw materials such as tin, aluminum, and tools for welding.
Imron runs a shop where he welds fences. With a loan from World Vision, Imron will invest in raw materials for welding like tin, aluminum, and the tools that he needs.
Recently, Imron has suffered a decrease in the number of customers, who are turning to alternative fence solutions. He needs to improve his business so that he can attract more customers again. His business goal is to own multiple branches of his welding shops in Surabaya.
Imron is married, and he has three children. He will use his extra income to save up for his family and increase their quality of life.
Entrepreneurs with specialized skills can apply for a loan in the manufacturing sector. Examples of businesses in the manufacturing sector are making and selling clothes, shoes, machine parts, baskets…the list goes on. These savvy entrepreneurs see the opportunity in their community and, with the help of a loan and their unique talents, can establish their niche. Only 3% of our loans are in the manufacturing sector.
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 Imron to expand his fence welding business. After receiving the loan from World Vision, he invested the $350 to purchase raw materials such as tin, aluminum, and tools for welding.
Imron has been repaying his loan on time with his new profits. He makes weekly payments of $8.
In addition to repaying his loan, Imron is using his income to repair equipment, expand his current business and purchase equipment.
Imron's three children continue to study in school.
Thank you for supporting Imron and World Vision Micro!