$400k to support Pacific MSMEs

Twelve Pacific micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) will see their businesses grow from strength to strength with the support of grants worth over $400,000 euros. The grant is part of the European Union-funded ‘Safe Agricultural Trade Facilitation through Economic Integration in the Pacific’ (SAFE Pacific) project. Implemented by the […]

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US$4 million to boost Samoa SMEs

National Bank of Samoa

Up to US$4 million will be invested in the National Bank of Samoa (nbs) as part of efforts to boost access to finance for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Samoa, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) announced. The investment, in the form of an eight-year unfunded risk-sharing facility (RSF), underscores […]

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Unlocking Niue’s private sector growth

Niue Pharma PLUS

Agribusinesses in Niue can look forward to new growth opportunities as a new partnership has emerged between the country’s Chamber of Commerce and the PHAMA Plus Program. It will enable grant support to three local women-led enterprises that are part of the Academy of Women Entrepreneurs (AWE), a cohort of […]

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FRIEND microgrants

FRIEND Fiji is calling for applications from micro businesses in the Agriculture sector. If you have a start up or scale up micro-business in Nadi, Lautoka and Ba (Fiji), agriculture micro-grants are available! Click on this link to register your interest: All applicants will be required to undergo financial and […]

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Milk goats and soaps

Me Sovu Supporting Female Goat Farmers

From her garage-turned-lab, entrepreneur Beatrice Nast is creating Fiji’s first soap made from pure goat milk. The current president of the Society of Fiji Travel Associates, Nast has worn many hats during her tourism and entrepreneurial journey.  Prior to COVID, she was visiting Natabe Retreat in the Yasawas when she […]

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