A loan of $1,950 helped a member to purchase farming implements, agricultural supplies and pay for additional farm labor.

Iva Center - Group 3's story

Group 3 of the Iva Centre is the newest group of women who have joined the program. More women are joining and enlisting in SPBD's training program since the excitement has spread throughout the village.

Participants learn about savings and loan schemes, business planning, and managing household finances. Most of them are engaged in farming, but the women are aware of other possibilities. Some are planning to process their products (for example taro and banana chips) before selling them in the market. Others are planning to open flea markets where they can sell not only agricultural products but a whole range of other necessary commodities. The weekly meetings that they attend are very enlightening for all of them. It is in these meetings that they are able to share ideas and support each other.

In this group: Apitaila, Faatulia, Me, Naite, Satuala, Tioli, Manino

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