A loan helped to pay for a deep freezer, chicken wings and sausges to stock up her home and increase her income.


Francis's story

Francis lives in a village which is located 8 kilometres out of Port Vila, city of Vanuatu. Her community is large, and the main industry is tourism. When Covid-19 struck the world, it got a little hard for one to make an income. However, locals have turned to other means of income in agriculture and food. Francis is 26 years of age and has her partner and two children ages seven and two. She lives with her family in her parents' old house.

Francis has requested a loan to help her pay for a deep freezer, chicken wings and sausages to stock up her home, which will be an extra income for her home. She also bakes delicious cakes for her customers and now feels the need to expand her business. Francis learned to bake through social media and YouTube and has been in the business for seven years now.

With the profits earned, she will start building her family's own house. She dreams of having her own kitchen so she can have her own space to run her business. SPBD - Vanuatu has supported Francis for over two years now, and this is her third loan. She has faithfully repaid her previous loans on time. From her loans, Francis is motivated to grow in her business so she can improve her family's living conditions.


This loan is special because:

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



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