Total loan: $750


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Naqia, Central Division, Fiji / Food

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A loan helped to build a proper stall and to expand her farming produce to yams, eggplants, pumpkins, beans, etc.

Iliseva's story

Iliseva is a 67-year-old mother and grandmother from Naqia Village. She makes a living by selling fruits and vegetables along the roadside.

She currently has a make-do shed made of a few pieces of corrugated iron and a few used timbers held together by rusted nails and ropes. Iliseva uses a tarpaulin to shelter herself and her farm produce when it rains.

Iliseva sells local root crops like cassava and taro, and vegetables like taro leaves, cabbage and bele. Her fruit produce types are very few in variety, like pineapples and pawpaws and a few other local seasonal fruits.

Iliseva wishes to have a proper stall, one that would not have corrugated iron flying around every time there are strong winds, with proper shelter and a comfortable sitting space.

She also hopes to purchase more taro suckers and expand her farm and venture into yam, eggplant, pumpkin and bean farming to make use of her traditional lands.