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Fetri is from Indonesia. She needs a loan of $175 to buy gas tubes and ingredients for her tofu and tempeh, like bananas and banana leaves.
Fetri sells homemade tofu and tempeh, which is a kind of soy cake. She is a hard worker, but she has trouble making a profit because she must compete against many other grocery stores. With a loan from World Vision, Fetri will invest in gas tubes and ingredients for her tofu and tempeh, like bananas and banana leaves.
These supplies will give her a boost in making a greater income, which will allow Fetri to reinvest more money back into her business so that it can grow. She dreams of moving to a more strategic business location, where she will be able to keep her shop open for more hours.
Fetri has two children, and she uses all of her income to provide for her family's needs. She hopes to make enough money to save up for her children's future.
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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