In the midst of the bustling city life, two inspiring individuals, Saria and her daughter Ali, have emerged with distinct stories but a shared hope: to create a better life for their families and the local community.
Saria, once an aspiring entrepreneur, faced shattered dreams when her business partner betrayed her, leaving her with nothing. However, her life took a positive turn when YCAB Ventures, YCAB Group’s mission-driven microfinance arm, stepped in and provided her with an initial loan of Rp. 1,000,000. This crucial support enabled Saria to start anew without relying on anyone else, and she founded her beverage business, Es Teh Solo 99, in Tanjung Wangi, North Jakarta.
Over the course of nearly six years as a YCAB Ventures client, Saria has received loans amounting to Rp. 7,000,000, which she wisely invested in expanding Es Teh Solo to two more branches in Peskade and Wacung, North Jakarta. Today, Saria stands tall as a successful entrepreneur, with her daily income reaching up to Rp. 12,000,000 an impressive achievement resulting from her relentless hard work and perseverance.
Beyond her own accomplishments, Saria’s empowerment has had a profound impact on her family. She can now provide all the necessary resources for her family’s well-being, and she takes pride in sending her 19-year-old daughter, Ali Anggraini, majoring in Insurance Administration and Actuarial Science, to Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia’s most prestigious university. Ali, fueled by aspirations of success in the insurance world, diligently studies and works hard to make her mother happy, with dreams of purchasing a house and a car as tokens of gratitude for her mother’s dedication and love.
The mother-daughter duo’s journey exemplifies how struggle, support, and hope can lead to positive transformations not only in their own lives but also in the lives of those in the surrounding community.
Moreover, the impact of YCAB Ventures and YCAB Foundation goes beyond just individuals; it reflects the mission of YCAB Group as a social enterprise, which aims to break generational poverty through education and economic empowerment. By providing critical financial support and guidance, YCAB Ventures has played a significant role in empowering Saria and Ali to break the cycle of poverty in their family and create opportunities for a brighter future.
The parallel journeys of Saria and Ali Anggraini, like two intertwined leaves, exemplify how the partnership between individuals and social enterprises like YCAB Group can foster resilience and pave the way for a brighter tomorrow for communities in Penjaringan and beyond. As YCAB Ventures continues to sow the seeds of empowerment and support, these heartening stories stand as a testament to the organization’s commitment to breaking generational poverty through education and economic empowerment.