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Wahyudi is from Indonesia. He needs a loan of $350 to purchase equipment and supplies for motorcycle maintenance .
Wahyudi, of Surabaya City, Indonesia is married and has two children. His business is buying and selling used motorcycles.
Wahyudi's greatest challenge at this time is being able to afford the equipment and supplies to maintain and repair the motorcycles. With a loan from World Vision, he plans to purchase supplies needed for his business. Even being able to buy simple equipment such as a cloth kit and soap will make a difference to his business.
With increased income from the loan, Wahyudi will be able to save for his children's education and future. He also hopes to reinvest in and grow his business to provide for his family's basic needs.
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.
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