A loan helped to set up a kava business: buy materials like kava pounder, bales of fresh kava, an electric scale and packaging materials.

Susana's story

Kava is a popular traditional Fijian drink that is consumed in many islands in the South Pacific, and Susana knows that it is in great demand in her husband's village of Togobula in the Western region of Fiji.

She has decided that she would sell kava to the villagers to support her two daughters as her husband owns a very small vegetable farm and sometimes his income is barely enough for the family.

Susana is requesting a loan so that she can set up her business and purchase all the necessary materials such as kava plants from a farmer, her own kava pounder, large basins, an electric balance, and packaging material for the kava. Looking at how the men and women of Togobula consume kava daily, Susana is sure her business will thrive and she is willing to make that happen.

This loan is special because:

It provides women with credit in a country where alternative financing is extremely scarce.

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