A loan of $1,175 helps to buy construction materials and the stocks of pounded Kava to continue her business operations.


Nomai's story

When Tropical Cyclone Yasa was forecasted to hit the northern islands of Fiji, Nomai did all she could to prepare her family and safeguard their home and property.

With the national economy trying to recover from a recession that resulted in a 20% negative growth, micro-businesses such as Nomai’s Kava business were at the receiving end to the brunt of the blow. Kava is a popular social drink enjoyed by all Fijians, and they make it from the root of the Kava plant that is from the Pepper family.

Since December 2020, Nomai’s family has been sheltered in a makeshift shed and she now seeks a loan to repair her home and continue her Kava business to keep her family abreast during these financially trying times.

Nomai plans to buy construction items to repair her home, and stocks of pounded Kava and the packaging items.

In times of crisis, people reach for meaning. Meaning is strength. Our survival may depend on our seeking and finding it. As Nomai seeks meaning in life and the cards it has dealt her, she hopes that a loan will be her reason to not give up.


This loan is special because:

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

Mark McDonagh, Kiva staff

Mark McDonagh
Kiva staff



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Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.

Loan details



Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.