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Kasri is from Indonesia. She has 3 children. She needs a loan of $125 to purchase more ingredients for her "Rujak Cingur" stand .
Kasri is a mother of three and married. She works selling "Rujak Cingur," an Indonesian vegetable dish, from a stand not far from her house. She runs her business from the stand because she cannot afford to rent a permanent kiosk.
The loan will help her to purchase the ingredients of her product in order to increase her productivity.
In the future, she hopes to rent a kiosk for her business so that she can provide a better service for her customers and to attract more customers.
The additional income from the family will allow her to provide for the family's daily needs.
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 Kasri to expand her food and services business. After receiving the loan from World Vision, she invested the $125 to purchase more ingredients for her "rujak cingur" stand. Kasri has been repaying her loan on time with her new profits. She makes weekly payments of $5.
In addition to repaying her loan, Kasri is using additional income to purchase food for the family and buy supplies in bulk. Kasri's 3 children continue to study in school.
Thank you for supporting Kasri and World Vision Micro!
Thank you for supporting the business loan for Kasri to improve her food business. She invested her loan of $125 to purchase more ingredients for her "Rujak Cingur" stand.
Kasri has now repaid her loan in full.
In addition to repaying her loan, Kasri has used her income to buy supplies in bulk and improve her current business.
Kasri's three children continue to study in school.
The loan Kasri received helped her business expand and the profits she is earning create lasting improvements in her life. In the future Kasri hopes to send other children to school, expand the current business and take out another loan.
Thank you for your support of Kasri and World Vision Micro. These funds are now being recycled to support another eager entrepreneur in the same community.