Total loan: $1,175


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Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu / Food

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A loan helped to purchase raw materials and ingredients to prepare delicious meals which will attract more customers to increase her income.

Marina's story

Marina is a 52-year-old mother of four grown up children. She is married, and her husband works for a company that provides ready mix concrete. She lives with her husband and children in a shanty house that is based on a shared leased land.

Marina lives in a rural district that is 10 minutes drive to Port Vila's international airport. Her community is small, and the main industry is fishing and agriculture. Vanuatu relies a lot on locally produced food and fish for food and income, so making an income is satisfactory no matter if there is the Covid-19 pandemic.

Marina has requested a loan to purchase raw materials and ingredients which she will use to prepare delicious meals for her customers. She mainly sells roasted peanuts, chips of banana and kumala, and also locally made lap lap. These food products have helped to increase her income, which she will use to save up to purchase her family a piece of land and build her family their own home.

Marina has been in her business for over 6 years now. This is her fourth loan with South Pacific Business Development (Vanuatu) Ltd. She has repaid her previous loans successfully and in a timely manner. Through her loans, Marina is motivated to expand her business so she can become a successful businesswoman.