Total loan: $1,225


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Lomawai, Western Division, Fiji / Food

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A loan helped to purchase fishing equipment (nets, spears, etc) and a freezer for storage purposes.

Lusiana's story

Without any formal education, the only thing Lusiana knew was her passion for fishing. Raised in a fishing community, this mother of 8 has always depended on fishing to provide for her family's needs.

She earns just enough to feed her kids ,but she wishes to expand her business so she can carry out repairs in her home and hopefully make it bigger as her children are no longer small. Lusiana sets up nets in the afternoons depending on the tide and collects it the next morning.

The fish she catches is split into two portions, one for consumption and the other for sale. Recently the only freezer Lusiana's family owned had given up, and she hopes to be able to purchase another one and also buy new nets and other fishing equipment like spears and lines as all the equipment she uses are old and have worn out.