Total loan: $700

Melissa Lucy

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North Efate, Shefa Province, Vanuatu / Food

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A loan helped to pay for an electric meat grinder machine in order to provide rental service and increase her income.

Melissa Lucy's story

Melissa Lucy lives in a village which is located about a 30 minute drive to the city of Port Vila. Her village is large, and the main industries are food and agriculture. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the locals have seen a satisfactory earning in these industries. Melissa Lucy is 29 years old and is married to a farmer. Her husband is her manpower when she needs the help. They have five beautiful children who are aged 13, 11, 8, 6, and a baby of 9 months. She lives with her family in their own home.

Melissa Lucy has asked for a loan to help her pay for an electric meat grinder machine which will be used to support her kava business. She will use the machine to grind her kava and also provide the service for her customers to rent whenever they need it. With the earned revenue, she will pay for her children's school fees.

Melissa Lucy has a kava bar business and provides kava juice for her customers. Kava is usually drank during traditional ceremonies but it has also been used socially for one to consume after a hard day at work. South Pacific Business Development (Vanuatu) Ltd. has supported Melissa Lucy for over a year now, and this is her second loan. She faithfully repaid her first loan on time. Through her loans, Melissa Lucy feels empowered to expand her business so she can provide the best education for her children to gain a bright future.