A loan helped to buy building materials and the initial stocks for a fuel business.

Reeti's story

The residents of Tabiang were shaken when Tropical Cyclone Yasa hit their island in December 2020. This occurred when the Fijian economy was trying to recover from a 20% negative growth as the result of a recession brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. To make matters worse, Reeti and Fijians like her can only prepare and brace themselves for the four to six tropical cyclones that have been foretasted to hit Fiji in the year 2021.

Ironically, the pandemic has triggered a surge in economic activity, especially as business start-ups.

Reeti hopes to revive her business selling fuels, namely kerosene, benzene and premix. Her services will be beneficial to the members of her community (for cooking) and also the responders or relief workers with their equipment (for brush cutters, chain saws, boats, etc.).

The mother of 3 understands that “if one fails to prepare, then they must prepare to fail”, so she has ensured that her business plan is foolproof. Reeti has mapped out a risk management plan along with a business continuity plan.

Reeti is self-confident in her plans and is keen to begin her entrepreneurial journey that will ensure financial stability for her family in the uncertain future.

This loan is special because:

It provides emergency funding to clients affected by tropical cyclone Yasa.

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