A loan of $575 helped a member to pay for clothing to resell to customers and pay school fees for her children.

Amd 28 Mandiri Group's story

Fatmawati is 49 years old and married with three children. She is pictured above standing in the middle of the group. One of her children is studying at university while the other two are in high school and junior high school. She has been selling clothing and electronic equipment on credit for 26 years around her neighborhood. The business allows her to help her husband by supplementing his income as a caterer and also helps pay school fees for the children. She hopes that all of her children can succeed in school and attend through university. She is now requesting her first loan with VisionFund Indonesia to buy more clothing to resell to customers and help pay school fees for her children.

She enjoys having this business because she does not have to sit at home all day and can be out meeting people and sharing stories with them. Main challenges she faces with her business are when people cannot pay her and the increased competition. If she ever has enough savings, she'd like to open her own store someday to sell the clothing and electronics from.

The other group members will use their loans to help their businesses which include selling cakes, selling ice, and selling cosmetics.

In this group: Fatmawati, Mulyani, Lulu, Endang, Hamida

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