A loan of $500 helps to purchase her stock supplies like oil, flour, eggs, noodles, for her canteen.


Tevola's story

With the second wave of COVID-19 that Fiji is currently facing at the moment, many Fijians like Tevola of Laqere are finding it hard to cope with the fact as how to make ends meet at home. Tevola, the sole breadwinner of the family, has resorted to her small business by running a canteen.

With this loan, she is determined that her existing canteen business will run smoothly and will be able to make a good profit on every sale she will make. This will help Tevola make ends meet at home and be able to provide for her family's needs. It will also help her to keep her business running and to save in the future.

Despite the current situation, Tevola is very confident that she will achieve her goal and ensure that her money is used so that her business will not run out of supplies to serve all her customers.


This loan is special because:

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

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.