A loan helped to pay for her son's school fees so he can get a good education and earn a well paid job in the future.


Noella's story

Noella is a middle aged mother of five children, four of whom are no longer in school except for her youngest who is still in primary school. She is married to a carpenter who had a stroke a few years back, Noella takes care of her husband as well. She lives with her family in a small shanty house on a leased land which is located about 15 minutes drive to Port Vila, city of Vanuatu. Her community is small, and the main industry is agriculture and fishing. Ni-Vanuatu love their local food produce and catches so for one to make an income off of these industries is quite good.

Noella has requested a loan to pay for her son's school fees so he can get a good education and in the future earn a well paid job. She has her kava bar which has been operating for over 3 years now. In the South Pacific, Kava is a popular social drink. It is consumed as a beverage in ceremonies to promote relaxation.

Noella will use her earned profits to pay for her husbands medical bills. SPBD - Vanuatu has helped her for over 3 years now, and this is her fourth loan. Her previous loans were repaid fully and on time. Through her loans, Noella feels empowered to continue her business so she can have a daily income to sustain her family's needs and wants.


This loan is special because:

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



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