A loan of $600 helped to purchase additional products to sell.

Alefa's story

Alefa S. is a 31-year-old woman living in the town of Satupaitea Pitonuu 1. She is married and has 2 school-aged children. To make a living, Alefa owns & operates a general store. The main source of income for the business comes primarily from selling a variety of different products in the local community. Alefa has been engaged in this business for over 3 years and earns approximately 250 WST a month from these activities.

In 2007, Alefa joined SPBD to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Alefa has successfully repaid a previous loan of 1,250 WST from SPBD. This previous loan was used to invest in expanding the business. Alefa is now requesting a new loan of 1,500 WST which will be used to purchase additional products to sell. This will be the 3rd loan taken out by the borrower from SPBD. Alefa plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve/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 a respect for each individual's innate human ingenuity, drive and self esteem.

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