A loan of $600 helped to purchase additional seeds, seedlings & young crops to raise.

Onolina's story

Onolina P. is a 32-year-old woman living in the town of Falealupo Uta . She is married and has 3 school-aged children. To make a living, Onolina owns & operates a business venture in the agriculture sector, raising crops. While not the only means for generating revenue, the main source of income for the business comes from planting & harvesting fruits & vegetables for sale. Onolina has been engaged in this business for over 2 years and earns approximately 400 WST a month from these activities.

In 2008, Onolina joined SPBD to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Onolina has successfully repaid a previous loan of 750 WST from SPBD. This previous loan was used to purchase fertilizers such as manure. Onolina is now requesting a new loan of 1500 WST which will be used to purchase additional seeds, seedlings & young crops to raise. This will be the 2nd loan taken out by the borrower from SPBD. Onolina plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to pay tuition fees for her children.

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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