Total loan: $925

Martha Letaripoa

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Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu / Agriculture

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A loan helped to pay for new pattern fabric, sewing materials to sew new garments, and new species of flowers for her flower garden to better provide for her customers.

Martha Letaripoa's story

Martha Letaripoa is a 65-year-old mother of six, five of whom are grown, and the youngest is still in college. She is married to a bus driver; her husband drives their own bus for public transport. She lives with her husband and most of her children in her own home, which is located in a rural district. Martha Letaripoa's community is about 15-minutes drive from the city of Port Vila, and the main industry is agriculture. Ni-Vanuatu rely on agriculture for food and income, so making income off of it is all right despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

Martha Letaripoa has requested a loan to help her purchase new pattern fabric and sewing materials so she can sew new garments. She would like to pay for new species of flowers to grow in her flower garden. She has now been in the flower business for 20 years, and she has sewn since 2010. With the revenue earned from her businesses, she will pay for her youngest child's school fees. As Martha Letaripoa is getting old, she would like to expand and strengthen her business so her children can benefit from them.