A loan of $400 helped to purchase additional products to sell.


Lualima's story

Lualima M., a 33-year-old woman living in the town of Vaiafai, is married and has four school-age children. To make a living, Lualima runs a general store selling daily use products such as shampoo, soap and toothpaste in her community. Lualima has been in this business for over two years and earns approximately 200 WST a month.


In 2009, Lualima (0) joined SPBD to gain access to financial services to help improve her living conditions and enable her to engage in business activities. Lualima is requesting a loan of 1000 WST which will be used to purchase products to sell. This loan will be Lualima's first loan from SPBD. Lualima plans to use the additional revenue to improve and expand her business.


About SPBD:
SPBD's mission is to improve the quality of life of people living in poverty in the poor island nations of the South Pacific. SPBD's philosophy of lending is based on respect for each individual's innate human ingenuity, drive and self esteem.


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