Total loan: $700


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Nguna Island, Shefa Province, Vanuatu / Food

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A loan helped to purchase materials to renovate her kava bar which will better provide for her customers.

Leisipe's story

Leisipe Mery is 29 years of age and is a mother of one. Her child is 2 years old. She lives with her partner and child in their own home which is located in a rural area on an offshore island. Her community is over 60 kilometres away from Port Vila, city of Vanuatu. Leisipe Mery's community relies on the agricultural and fishing industry as means of food and income. Ni-Vanuatu love their local food so for one to make income from it has been quite good.

Leisipe Mery has asked for a loan to help her purchase materials to renovate her kava bar so she can better house her customers. She has had her kava bar for over a year now. Pacific Islanders have used it for hundreds of years as a ceremonial drink to promote a state of relaxation but it is also used in social gatherings. From the profits earned, Leisipe Mery will use it to upgrade her kava bar to attract more customers. She dreams her business will grow to be the main kava bar that locals and visitors go to in her community.

This is Leisipe Mery's third loan with SPBD - Vanuatu. Her previous loan repayments were completely paid in full and on time. Through her loans, Leisipe Mery feels motivated to expand her business and become a successful entrepreneur.