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Ani is from Indonesia. She has 4 children. She needs a loan of $225 to purchase chicken feed and a shelf for her kiosk.
Ani sells chicken feed from a kiosk near Surabaya City. She would like to expand her business, but she does not have the money to do so. A loan from World Vision will help her buy more chicken feed and increase her profits.
Ani provides for her four children. Her husband is currently a migrant worker in Saudi Arabia, and the family cannot depend on the unpredictable income he is able to send home.
With a loan, Ani will increase her stock of chicken feed to include different varieties, such as corn and rice skin, so that she will be better able to meet her customers' demands. She will use the additional income to meet her family's daily needs and pay for her children's school fees.
The loan will also enable Ani to hire one more person into her business, creating a job opportunity in her community. In the future, she hopes to sell even more varieties of farm feed products in order to generate more income for her family.
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 Ani Cholidah to expand her farming and retail business. After receiving the loan from World Vision, she invested the $225 to purchase chicken feed and a shelf for her kiosk. Ani has been repaying her loan on time with her new profits. She makes weekly payments of $6.
In addition to repaying her loan, Ani is using additional income to purchase food for the family and purchase school supplies. Ani's 4 children continue to study in school.
Thank you for supporting Ani and World Vision Micro!
Thank you for supporting the small loan for Ani Cholidah to improve her farming and retail business. She invested her loan of $225 to purchase chicken feed and a shelf for her kiosk.
Ani has now repaid her loan in full. In addition to repaying her loan, Ani has used her additional income to expand the current business and start a new business.
The loan Ani received helped her business expand, and the profits she is earning create lasting improvements in her life. In the future, Ani hopes to start a new business and expand the current business.
She is very thankful for the loan.
Thank you for your support of Ani and World Vision Micro. These funds are now being recycled to support another eager entrepreneur in the same community.