Total loan: $575

Lucienne Mabon

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Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu / Food

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A loan helped to pay for 3 sacks of kava roots to stock up her storage unit and increase her income.

Lucienne Mabon's story

Lucienne Mabon is a 47-year-old mother of three, two of her children are of ages 22 and her youngest is 18. She is married to a local carpenter who has always supported her with her business. She lives with her family in a small shanty home located in a crowded rural area. Lucienne Mabon's area is located 5 kilometres out of Port Vila city. Her community is small and the main industry is food and fishing. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic it has been quite alright for one to make income.

Lucienne Mabon has requested a loan to help her purchase three sacks of kava roots from her relatives back in her home islands, Pentecost and Santo, which are located on the northern side of Vanuatu. She wants to increase her stock so she can meet her customers' high demands. With the earned revenue, she will use it to purchase a piece of land for her family to build a better house in. Lucienne Mabon has been in her business for over eight years now. Her business has been a big financial help to her family in supporting her children's education and their livelihoods.

This is Lucienne Mabon's second loan with South Pacific Business Development (Vanuatu) Ltd. She faithfully repaid her first loan. Through her loans, Lucienne Mabon feels motivated to build on her business to improve her family's living conditions.