A loan of $1,150 helped buy stock for shop, a fridge/freezer and flywire for the house for security and keep ou mosquitos.

Ake's story

P. is married with 7 children and 18 grandchidren.

She has two businesses. She runs a small general store in her village of Moataa. She also makes special mats.

She is a member of one of the best village groups in the SPBD program, and winner of the first best cente r prize in 2001.

She has paid back more than 5 loans since joining SPBD and these loans have helped her build her store, stock her store as well as do some home improvements including a new roof. With this particular loan she needs to buy a fridge/freezer as the one she has is outgrown the demand for frozen meat in the neighbourhood. She also will put flywire on the house to protect it from mosquitoes. Moataa village is located in a protrected mangrove area on the outskirts of Apia.

Another activity she has is making special mats as the one which is in the photo. Mats are very popular in Samoa. The one pictured here will be used for decoration, not walking on.

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