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Luluk is from Indonesia. She has 1 child. She needs a loan of $225 to purchase cloth and fabric for mat making business.
Luluk Khasanawitin is a widow and mother of one child, she lives with her family in Surabaya1. Luluk works hard as a local mat maker, to help earn a living for her family. At this time Luluk lacks the funds needed to purchase more cloth and fabric, to continue with her mat making business successfully.
With a loan from World Vision, Luluk will be able to purchase the cloth and fabric needed to continue making mats for profit. Because of the loan, she'll be able to attract new customers, grow her business and increase her income. With the additional income, Luluk will be able to provide for her family's daily needs and create a savings for her family.
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.
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