Total loan: $700


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Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu / Services

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A loan helped to pay for new pattern fabrics and sewing materials to stock up and better provide for her customers.

Reffneth's story

Reffneth lives in an urban district just 5 minutes drive to Port Vila city. Her community is one of the largest residential urban area, and the main industry is food. Vanuatu has lost a majority of its tourism employments due to the Covid-19 crisis, so for one to make income during this off season has been a little hard. Reffneth is a mother of three, her children are ages 20, 14 and 9. She is 47 years old and has her partner who works for a retail shop. She currently lives with her family in a small home unit.

Reffneth has asked for a loan to purchase new pattern fabric and sewing materials to stock up her home so she can better provide for her customers. She wants to make new kinds of garments due to the upcoming independence celebration which will attract more customers. This will help increase her returns, which she will use to invest in her youngest child's school and renovate her home unit located back in her home island, Malekula.

Reffneth learned to sew through her mother from a very young age. She has now been in this business since 1995. South Pacific Business Development (Vanuatu) Ltd has supported Reffneth for over 3 years, and this is her fourth loan. She has successfully repaid her previous loans on time. Through her loans, Reffneth feels empowered to expand her business and improve her family's living conditions.