A loan helped to buy a water tank, chemicals, vegetable seeds, soil, and a rake.


Peniana's story

Peniana is a 44-year-old married woman with three children. She runs a business selling vegetables (cabbage, cucumber) in her community to earn a living. She has three years of experience with this business. Peniana is a Samoan citizen. She works very hard to satisfy her customers with her fresh vegetables. Every day except for Saturday and Sunday she delivers her vegetables to villages using the wheelbarrow. She also believes herself that using the wheelbarrow in the meantime to deliver her products is also making her strong, happy and healthy.

Peniana needs a loan to purchase more equipment (a water tank, chemicals, vegetable seeds, soil, and rake) to help take her business to the next level. Her dream is to one day earn more to buy her own vehicle to help her run the business and send her children to school. She became a member of SPBD in 2016.


This loan is special because:

It provides women with credit in a country where alternative financing is extremely scarce.



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