A loan of $1,200 helped buy more fabric paints and carved designs for printing.

Tuavale's story

Tuavale is married with two sons, ages nine and eleven. Her husband is a fisherman. While Tuavale used to be employed by a manufacturing plant, she found her wages coupled with her husband’s income could not support her family’s needs and specifically, her sons’ education.

In need of growing their income, Tuavale’s entrepreneurial spirit led her to leave her manufacturing job and use a start-up loan from SPBD to launch her own business. Tuavale has a passion for designing fabric prints and used the loan funds to buy the fabric and materials to start a fabric design and printing business. Now with Tuavale’s business her family has a decent income. She turns a healthy profit and is seeking an additional loan to invest further in her business. She will use the loan to buy more fabric paints and the materials for carving more designs. She sells these printed fabrics to local seamstresses and shops, and they are used for making the dresses that are popular with Samoan women.

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