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A loan of $1,025 helped to purchase a frying pan, sack of sugar, sack of flour and cooking oil.

Maletina's story

Maletina I., 58, is married with 10 children. She has many years of experience in the pancake business. She sells to villagers and general public 7 days per week. She has had 4 previous loans with SPBD. She expects her weekly net cash flow to be 500 Tala (approximately 208 USD). SPBD loans are Maletina's only access to capital because she was never able to qualify for a loan with the traditional banks. Part of her loan will be used for renovating her house, to purchase timber, sacks of cement, and iron roofing. Her pancake business is very famous around her area due to her secret recipes.

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