Total loan: $500


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Taiperia, Western Division, Fiji / Food

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A loan helped to buy food ingredients, cooking equipment/utensils and packaging items.

Kalesi's story

Kalesi is a mother and grandmother to 8 grandchildren. She has played a major part in their lives and on many days; she misses the days when they could spend the complete day with her. Her grandchildren are all currently enrolled at the nearest elementary school.

One particular day, she overheard her daughter-in-law giving one grandchild money for school lunch that day. Upon the child’s return later that day, she asked her grandchild about the dishes being served at the school. Kalesi questioned the nutritional values of the food, and that set her up to take measures into her own hands.

The doting grandmother hopes to start a home operated business to sell pre-packed food parcels, and she hopes to make food that will appeal to students. Kalesi plans to make sandwiches, egg buns, hamburgers, samosas, and roti wraps. She needs a loan to buy her ingredients, along with her cooking equipment/utensils and packaging items.

Kalesi hopes the lenders will help her raise children's awareness of healthy eating and the importance of nutrition by giving them an alternative for their meal choices.