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A loan of $1,100 helped to purchase fishing nets, a canoe (fishing boat), ropes, bullets, rolls of fishing string.


Malia's story

Malia is a 36-year-old mother with four children. Her husband is the fisherman of the family and she helps sell fresh fish in her community to earn a living. She has many years of experience with this business.

Malia needs a loan to buy fishing gear and other equipment listed above (fishing net, canoe, ropes, fishing strings, bullets) for her business. She plans to use her profits to support her family. Malia has been a member of SPBD since 2010.



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