A loan of $850 helped build additional fales (huts).


Lama's story

Lama S. is 45 years old and has seven children to support. She rents beach fales (small open huts on the beach) to tourists. Back-packers or passers-by will use the fales to picnic or to spend the night. The fales are located on a white sandy beach on Samoa’s coastline. Lama can earn up to ST 300 (USD 120) per week. She is very proud of the hospitality she can show the tourists and is grateful for their words of encouragement. Currently she has ten fales, and she would use loan funds to begin building another as well as to make repairs on the existing structures.



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