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Total loan: $275

Temalesi

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Naodamu, Northern Division, Fiji / Food

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A loan helped to buy building materials and fruit and vegetable stock to continue business operations.


Temalesi's story

Temalesi has always taken pride in her business, as it has served many purposes other than being an income generating business. It has been an avenue for her to raise awareness of the importance of a healthy diet, and this is paramount to her faith as an Adventist. Her stall also served as a shelter for those who were waiting along the road for transportation, and even the men returning from their farms would take a break to have a glass of freshly squeezed fruit juice from her roadside stall.

Her business suffered substantial damages during Tropical Cyclone Yasa in December 2020. As recovery efforts since then have progressed, Temalesi reckons it is the right time to continue her fruit and vegetable business. She is confident in her success, as many people lost or had their food preparation and storage appliances damaged from the power cuts.

Temalesi is seeking a loan to buy a few construction materials for the minor repairs to her home and the reconstruction of her roadside stall. She has made plans to ensure that her stall has a sheltered sitting area so that her customers and passers-by are made comfortable without interfering with her business transactions. Temalesi also plans to sell vegetables and fruits that are prepacked and ready for cooking or consumption, as many lost utensils and cooking equipment during Tropical Cyclone Yasa.

The grandmother understands that the best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.