A loan helped to buy more pandanus and weaving materials for her business and also to pay for laborers.

Sulieti's story

Sulieti is 64 years old. She is a widow, and she lives together with her two youngest daughters and their families. Sulieti has ten grand children.

Her business is weaving, and she does it together with her daughters at their own home. They weave mats of different types and also ta'ovala, then sell it to families overseas and also at the local market. Weaving one material may take a week, but the earning is very good.

Sulieti has been doing weaving for decades and weaving has become a part of her life. She educated her children and finished their education funded by her weaving business only. As she explained, she wishes for her daughters to not only see weaving as a daily work to do but to see it as a successful key stone to their children in the future.

Because her age is getting her older, the challenge that she recently faces is not being able to finish up more material at a particular time. She wishes to borrow money from the SPBD to not only buy materials for her weaving but to also pay laborers, as in women who do weaving to help them out with their weaving. Sulieti's vision is to grow her own pandanus plantation, so she won't spend anymore money on buying pandanus.

This loan is special because:

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

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