A loan of $1,200 helped renovate beach fales (small open huts).


Vitolina's story

Vitolina is 65 years old and has raised seven children. Vitolina is quick to extol the virtues of hard work and, likewise, disparage laziness. Vitolina owns a set of beach fales that she rents out to back-packers or picnickers passing through the village and works hard to keep the structures in good condition. Fales are simple, small open huts with thatched roofs built in the style of the traditional Samoan house. Vitolina’s fales are situated on a white sandy beach on the Samoan coast. She readily welcomes guests and provides them with a simple roof, unbeatable views, and home-cooked meals. She will use the loan to renovate the beach fales.



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