Total loan: $700

Jackline Urukunte

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Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu / Retail

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A loan helped to purchase retail goods to restock her inventory and a bag of peanuts to roast and sell.

Jackline Urukunte's story

Jackline Urukunte is 32 years of age and has a partner who works for a construction company. She has three beautiful children (ages 13, 9, and 6), all of whom attend a local school. Jackline Urukunte lives with her family in a shanty home in a community compound. Her community is in an urban area and the main industry is food. The community where she lives is in a small section, but she has been able to earn an adequate income despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jackline Urukunte requested a loan to buy retail goods to restock her small kitchen shop. She will also purchase of bag of peanuts that she will roast and sell by the kilo to her customers. Jackline Urukunte wants to increase the amount she has on hand since the demand for roasted peanuts has grown. With the profit she earns, she will be able to pay her children’s school fees and save toward the purchase of a plot of land where her family can build their house.

SPBD Vanuatu has supported her for over three years. This will be her fourth loan. Jackline Urukunte has been constant with her previous loan payments. As her business continue to grow, she is motivated to keep expanding so that she can improve her family’s living conditions.