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A loan of $1,200 helped to purchase more supplies for the processing of food.


Lusia Alosio's story

Lusia of Seesee has made a beautiful stall in front of the dairy shop for selling Samoan favorite foods such as Palusami (cooked taro leaves mixed with coconut cream), taro, banana and yam. Lusia only opens her business on Mondays, Tuesdays and Saturdays and other days, she works collecting coconuts, taro, banana and yam from the plantation for the preparation of her food stall. Her husband works full time on their plantation and he provides great support to her business. She normally earns a net profit of $180 from selling her food products to the public. This lady manages her business very well. She is requesting a loan so she can purchase supplies for processing her the food she sells.



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