A loan of $850 helped to build two additional beach cottages (fale) to expand her resort business.


Rita's story

Rita F. is a 37 year old mother of three and currently a member of the Lalomanu Centre. Rita runs a beach resort which she set up in 2004 with financial assistance from the South Pacific Business Development. Rita was unemployed before she joined the program and depended on overseas families for her financial development. Rita earns $500-800 a week and caters to tourists that come to rural coastal areas to experience the Samoan way of life. Rita is looking forward to receive another loan from SPBD in order to assist her family financially.



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