A loan helped to purchase 50 litres of fuel to stock up which will better provide for her customers and increase her income.


Leipakoa's story

Leipakoa is a 65 year old mother of six grown up children; she has been separated for several years now, so she currently lives with a few of her children and their families in her own home. Leipakoa lives in a village which is located 50 kilometres away from Port Vila city. Her community is large, and the main industry is agriculture and fishing. Vanuatu relies a lot on these industries for food and income, so making an earning has been quite alright.

Leipakoa has requested a loan to help her purchase 50 litres of benzene fuel which she will use to stock up her small fuel station to increase her income. She wants to increase her fuel as the demand has grown; her community uses the fuel on boats and grass cutters. With the earned revenue, she will save up for family emergency use and also to upgrade her business. Leipakoa has been in this business for over two years now. This is her third loan with South Pacific Business Development (Vanuatu) Ltd. She has been faithful in her previous loan repayments. All Leipakoa wants is to bring her business up so her children and grandchildren can have something of their own.


This loan is special because:

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



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