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Single Mum Using Loan To Make Pastry Shop Dream Come True

“When I heard of this loan, I decided to apply and I am thankful for the Government for helping us start small businesses. Since I shifted to Sigatoka six years ago, I am just doing this business little by little,” she said.
24 Oct 2020 14:19
Single Mum Using Loan To Make Pastry Shop Dream Come True
Single mother, Lina Toga.

Single mother, Lina Toga is hoping to establish a cake and pastries shop with her Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) concessional loan.

Ms Toga is a pastry chef at Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort and operates her small business from home to support her family.

During this pandemic, the 38-year-old only worked for two or three day in a week.

She said with the loan that was offered by the Government she planned to buy better equipment for her business and also look for a place to establish a pastry shop at Kulukulu in Sigatoka. She received the loan last month.

“When I heard of this loan, I decided to apply and I am thankful for the Government for helping us start small businesses. Since I shifted to Sigatoka six years ago, I am just doing this business little by little,” she said.

“Here in Kulukulu there is no bread shop so I decided to start my cake and pastries business. I used to take orders from my customers like once or twice in a week. I get to bake a cake with the price of $45.

“With the loan, I started to look for some better equipment and also look for a space to start a cake shop.”

Furthermore Ms Toga said with the income she receives she was able to support her only son who is a Year 7 student.

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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