|Loan:||71 €; 71 €|
Update May 2018
A bulk order of 50 school uniforms helped Lodiwika, to repay her loan much sooner than expected. In order to buy the materials at the wholesale store, she used her first loan. With a second microcredit we help her to renew her machines and be able to work faster in the future.
Lodiwika, her husband Marthen and her son left their home town, Kupang in the east of Indonesia, to find work on the 1.500km distant island Bali. After working at a sewing factory for three years, Ludiwika decided to open her own business. Marthen works at a gas station and with their joint income, they could just pay for the apartment’s and boutique’s rent. The dream of a better life seemed to be coming true. Then, last year, the unthinkable happened: their son, aged nine, got infected with pneumonia and passed away, because they could not pay for a hospital.
Ever since, the two go through a rough time and try to distract themselves with their work.
With our micro loan, it was possible for Lodiwika to purchase sewing material like fabric and yarn at a wholesaler. She therefore saves money and can renew the machines at her salon.