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A loan of $800 helped to help with her barbeque stall.

Paletina's story

Paletina joined the programme in June 2007. She is married with four children. Her husband also works but his salary does not meet their family's daily needs. She decided to join SPBD because she deeply believed that she could earn money if she opted to do something for herself.

She now runs her own barbeque stall along the side of the road leading to the international airport. Paletina has many plans for the future but for now, she is considering setting up a small shop beside her stall.

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