Total loan: $275


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Yalava, Yalova Province, Fiji / Food

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A loan helped to buy building materials and fruit and vegetables to continue a business.

Litiana's story

After natural disasters, emergency conditions arise, in which water and electricity are cut off, roads are closed, and food preparation equipment and tools are damaged. Therefore the provision of emergency food (as ready-to-eat food products) for the survival of the injured and relief workers is crucial.

Long before terms such as “eat-on-the-go” and “fast-foods” were coined, Mother Nature had already provided fresh foods to the entire ecosystem. We can eat fruits and vegetables after being washed, and their nutritive value will always exceed that of a burger.

Litiana and her family are survivors of the Tropical Cyclone Yasa that damaged homes and livelihoods in December 2020. She was running a business selling fruit and vegetables as a woman entrepreneur. Her business took a second blow right after the Fijian economy had already suffered a 20% negative growth from a recession.

This mother needs a loan to make urgent repairs to their home, and also to continue her business. She hopes to take advantage of the farmer’s low prices for fruit and vegetables.

A loan would mean more than help to Litiana, it would mean a sense of security for her children, and a sense of hope to others around them.