A loan of $500 helped to purchase a sewing maching for her business, pay her water and electricity bill, and fund her kids' school fees.

Luavalu's story

Luavalu I. is 31 years old and married with five children. She has three years of experience in the traditional business of selling necklaces, earrings, and fans. She sells to the public four days per week. She expects her weekly net cash flow to be 300 Tala (~$125 USD).

Luavalu has one previous loan with SPBD (South Pacific Business Development). SPBD loans are Luavalu’s only access to capital, because she is not able to qualify for a traditional bank loan. Luavalu would be happy to apply a second loan to improving her business, and thus allowing her to better meet her kids’ educational needs. She will use the money to help pay for the electric and water bills that contribute to the running of her business.

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