A loan of $300 helped to buy materials for her elei (a traditional Samoan printing material) printing business.


Karaponi's story

Karaponi is a woman of forty two years of age who is married with three kids. She is very interested and talented in making elei materials which she learned from her school. Her first loan of $300USD was used to buy materials needed such as fabrics, paintings, brushes and elei woods. She sells them at shops in the village and she also has orders from shops in town as well as from choirs, school and youths. She hopes that her next loan will be used to build a small house for her business and provide additional materials. She is very interested in her business and thankful for the help she gets from this program because without the assistance she could not make it.



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