A loan helped to pay for the ploughing of her plantation and to pay for the laborers who help with her business.

'Ofa's story

Ofa is a 68-year-old widow and is a mother of six children and ten grandchildren. Six of her children are currently attending school.

Ofa applied for her loan from SPBD as her ninth loan cycle. They are living in their owned home and there are ten of them living all together. She runs a plantation where she grows yams, tabiocca and taro to harvest and sell at the market for a living.

Even though Ofa is getting old, she never fails to provide for her children since her husband passed away. Her children help with the plantation so she doesn't hire employees to help. She sells her crops at the market as well as exporting them overseas for good income.

The challenges that Ofa faces are thieves as her plantation is located in the bush area. Her business has been running actively and she's working hard to achieve her vision to improve her business to expand her earnings and income for her family.

This loan is special because:

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

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