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Sesarina Dugubola

Fiji

Seeing neighbours travelling far to buy frozen foods gave Sesarina Dugubola the idea to start her business. With 4 youngsters to support, she needs the extra income. Sesarina will use her loan to buy a freezer and initial stock, and begin supplying her neighbours with frozen products on their doorstep. She is sure that with established local demand for her products, she can fulfil her dream of running a successful enterprise.

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Maiyas LI

Cambodia

Maiyas lives with her husband and three children, and together they grow cassava and paddy rice. The family sustains itself on the $13 a day they make selling their produce to local buyers. Maiyas has requested a loan to hire labour to plough her cassava field ahead of planting. Her plan is to boost its yield, and use the extra profit to improve the family home.

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Ma. Razel Vinson

Philippines

Cultivating vegetables in her market garden, keeps Ma. Razel (48) very busy. She earns about $4 a day and supplements her husband’s wage as a driver. But unpredictable weather and pest problems have reduced her crop. To grow more and improve the quality of her produce, Ma. Razel seeks a loan to buy pesticides and fertiliser. With these resources, Ma. Razel can boost her income, better maintain the plot, and ensure her children can finish their education.

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Victoria Sadava

Philippines

Victoria (49) struggles to cover her living expenses by hawking dried fish. She is seeking a loan to buy more of this resource from local processors. With full hampers every morning, she can serve more customers with this cheap and tasty favourite. Victoria hopes that more stock will allow her to replace fish sold with fresh supplies.

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'Akanete Mau

Tonga

Like many Pacific islanders, Akanete (35) has traditional weaving skills. She wants to use this expertise to earn money and support her three children. Her husband is a farmer but his income is seasonal. Akanete has applied for a loan to buy more pandanus leaves and other materials, to increase output and eventually her income. She hopes that more income will help improve her children’s education and living conditions.

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Mele Pouli

Tonga

With four young children, Mele (30) and her husband realise they need more than just his seasonal – and sometimes unpredictable – farm income to make ends meet. With this in mind, she weaves decorative and functional mats to supplement his income. Mele has requested a loan to buy quality dried leaves and materials that let her hold a wider range of final items for sale. The extra income will allow her to meet her family’s needs and save for her children’s education.

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