The shop is open seven days a week, from six o'clock in the morning to ten at night. The maximum profit that she can earn a week is between 500 and 1000 ST (USD180-360). This money is then used to buy goods for the shop, and what is left goes for her savings and the loan payment.
About SPBDSouth Pacific Business Development (SPBD) improves conditions for families living in poverty by providing accessible credit, training, and guidance to help them start, grow and maintain micro-businesses, build assets, finance home improvements, and afford to educate their children. 99% of SPBD’s loans go to women, who can borrow in groups to guarantee one another rather than put up collateral.
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