SPBD Fiji/Courts Fiji/Ministry of Women Partnership
A tripartite agreement was signed between SPBD Fiji, Courts Fiji and the Ministry of Women in July. In this agreement, Courts Fiji will provide discounted prices for productive equipment used by SPBD clients for their different businesses (stoves, ovens, brush cutters, refrigerators, freezers, sewing machines, food safes, etc). Using part of the loan proceeds to clients, SPBD shall issue specially-printed vouchers to be redeemed at Courts Fiji for large discounts on pricing. Additionally, the Ministry of Women shall link SPBD to its women’s groups (particularly those who were involved in the sewing machine financing program of Courts Fiji) throughout the country for possible centre formation.
The first SPBD client recipients of Courts Fiji vouchers in lieu of cash disbursement proudly displaying their Financial Diaries –Photo courtesy of Fiji Times – Ivamere Roko (http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=239323)