A loan of $425 helped to purchase raw ingredients needed to make products for sale.

Tuafale's story

Tuafale M. is a 38-year-old woman living in the town of Laulii Maagila. She is married and has 4 school-aged children. To make a living, Tuafale owns and operates a business venture making and selling food. While not the only means for generating revenue, the main source of income for the business comes from selling baked goods in the local community. Tuafale just begun this business and earns approximately 300 WST a month from these activities.

In 2009, Tuafale joined SPBD to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Tuafale is now requesting a loan of 1000 WST which will be used to purchase raw ingredients needed to make products for sale. This will be the 1st loan taken out by the borrower from SPBD. Tuafale plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve the general living conditions of her family.

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 a respect for each individual's innate human ingenuity, drive and self esteem.

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