A loan of $1,625 helped a member to buy ingredients to make bakso and buy soft drinks to sell.


Rusun Cawang Group's story

Sofiah works in two businesses. In the morning, she sells nasi uduk for breakfast in a rented mobile store, and in the afternoon, she sells t-shirts. She started her food business in 2002. She became a VisionFund client in 2008 and has used the loans to grow her food business. With the income, she is able to send her children to school.

Sofiah wants to expand her food business further and buy her own store near her house. She will use the new loan to buy ingredients to make bakso and buy soft drinks to sell during the season of Ramadan next month. With higher earnings, she hopes to send her daughter to university.

Sofiah’s group has a strategy to approach the market in which they sell complementary products. For example, different women in the group sell rice, snacks, drinks, etc. This helps them grow together.

In this group: Sofiah, Romindo, Unarsih, Rusnah, Surip, Suminah, Ati
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