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As the operator of a general store, Maetess knows she needs to maintain a good mix of goods to sell. But she has run down her stock and it’s now time to refill the shelves. So she needs this loan to buy replacement supplies. The new lines should quickly boost sales, and higher turnover and profit will increase her income. Although she makes only a dollar or two a day from her store, it means she can meet the school costs of her children.
Nelita wants to be more confident about financing her children’s education. To get there, she needs to put something by in case of emergencies. So she has asked for a loan to set up a business selling fresh vegetables at the big market in town. She will use the loan to buy initial stocks and transport them from her village. Nelita is sure her vegetable outlet can provide enough to meet the family’s needs.
Kava is widely consumed in Fiji and provides village women with a source of income. Although Maere Banian’s husband has a stable income, it is not enough to support the whole family. By selling kava powder, she sees a solution to her battle bringing up 3 children. She seeks a loan to get her venture started. With the extra cash from her new venture, Maere will be able to meet her living expenses and her children’s school fees
Phai (48) supports her family of four children by cultivating rice, cashews and breeding fish. But their $5 is barely enough to cover day-to-day costs, far less save for known but still large seasonal expenses. As another rice crop matures, Phai requests a loan to hire workers to help harvest it. She is confident its yield will pay for improvements to their house, and eventually let them save enough to extend their paddy field.
Fishing is not an easy life and requires investment in good equipment. It provides an income for Sothy, her husband provide and their four children. Their joint income of about $10 per day is not enough for them to buy more gear. As the prime fishing season approaches, Sothy (36) requests a loan to buy nets and other equipment. This loan will provide a way of earning more and Sothy hopes to have enough left over to improve her living conditions.
Channly lives with her three children. Her husband works at a neighbouring cassava farm. Between them the family earns about $16 a day. She has requested a loan to hire labourers to plough her cassava field prior to planting, and to buy extra seeds. Her plan is to increase her harvest, make a bigger profit, and be able to improve her family’s standard of living.