A loan helped to purchase retail goods and a bag of kava.


Lissy Maiva's story

Lissy Maiva lives with her partner and children in a rural district located about a 15 minute drive away from Port Vila city, Vanuatu. Lissy Maiva is 33 years of age and a mother of four. Her children are 3, 12, and 16 years old, and a baby who is 5 months old. She lives with her family in their own home.

Her community is large and the main industry there is agriculture. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, it has been possible for one to make a living.

Lissy Maiva has requested a loan to buy retail goods to stock up her kitchen shop to better provide for her customers. She will also buy a bag of kava, which will be used to produce kava juice for her customers. Kava is a herbal remedy that some people use to relieve stress, anxiety, and boost sleep. It has a long history of use in alternative medicine and traditional ceremonies.

Lissy Maiva will save up her earned revenue so she can start building her home unit. She dreams of providing a stable income for her family.

This is Lissy Maiva's second loan with South Pacific Business Development (Vanuatu) Ltd. She has faithfully repaid her first loan on time. She believes her loan will help her achieve her dreams and become a successful businesswoman in the near future.


This loan is special because:

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



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