Total loan: $1,225


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Nakawakawa, Northern Division, Fiji / Food

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A loan helped to buy building materials to renovate a portion of her home and purchase stocks of groceries and cyclone-ready items (torches, batteries, and bottled water) for a canteen.

Makarita's story

When one goes through an event that is unanticipated, such as a natural disaster, it can take time to recover from the chaos and uncertainty. As Tropical Cyclone Yasa (Category 5) casually strolled through the northern parts of Fiji in December 2020, many were left homeless and unreachable, as many infrastructures were damaged as well.

Fortunately for Makarita, her home was not heavily damaged by the strong winds and torrential rains that pounded insistently on that fateful morning. However, communal living is a part of the Fijian way, and the struggles faced by others in her village and nearby villagers is not something to which any Fijian will turn a blind eye.

Makarita is hoping to secure a loan for her canteen. She plans to buy building materials to carry out some minor renovations to her home. This setting will allow her to accommodate her relatives and also operate her canteen efficiently. Makarita will purchase stocks of groceries, fuels, cyclone-ready items such as torches, bottled water, and batteries.

She is confident in the words of her Lord, that “it is more blessed to give than to receive” and, by giving back to her village, she can live out her faith for the younger generation.