A loan of $1,950 helped a member to purchase additional commodities to sell at the retail shop; to make improvements in the store (shelving, painting, roofing); to purchase additional materials for elei printing.

Salelologa E Centre - Group 1's story

Salelologa is the capital village of Savaii Island. The central market, the wharf, and bus station are located in Salelologa. The hub of retail business are also in this village. Therefore, a large number of households are engaged in retail businesses which targets neighboring villages. The women in this group are engaged in retail businesses. Most of the commodities sold in Saleloga are purchased from the capital town, Apia, which is located across the island of Upolu. The members of this group have already undergone the required 4 session training from SPBD and are ready to avail their loans to expand and improve their retail businesses. Some of them engage in other income-generating activities such as: elei printing (a traditional Samoan way of fabric printing), sewing, making pancakes and selling furniture.

In this group: Ane Tiumalu, Elisa, Faafili, Lita, Luanei, Repeka, Teutele Pipi

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