A loan helped to pay for housing materials to renovate her home units and build a new kava bar to better provide for her customers.


Jeaneth's story

Jeaneth Ngwetalaisivi is a 51-year-old mother of three grown children. She is happily married, and her husband is a Sensei in karate who privately teaches willing individuals on karate. She lives with her husband in their own home which is located in an urban district about a 10-minute drive to Port Vila city. Her community is the largest residential area in the city, and the main industry is food. Although COVID-19 has affected Vanuatu, it has been satisfactory to earn a little income.

Jeaneth Ngwetalaisivi has asked for a loan to purchase housing materials which will used to renovate her home units and to build a new kava bar which will attract more customers. With the earned revenue, she will save up to provide for any emergency use for her businesses. She has had her home units for 16 years now.

This is Jeaneth Ngwetalaisivi's second loan with South Pacific Business Development (Vanuatu) Ltd. She has been successful in repaying her first loan on time. Through her loans, Jeaneth Ngwetalaisivi is empowered to expand her business and become a successful entrepreneur.


This loan is special because:

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



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