She sells popcorn and Samoan cookies five days a week. This is a good alternative and the cheapest one for the poorer students at school. Soonaalofa has also been able to continue to collect good income from selling cookies and popcorn at school. She uses the profit from her business to support her three children's education and to support her family financially.
"At least I can earn something to help out with my children, but I have a personal goal to turn out this small business into a successful big one," said Soonaalofa.
About SPBDSouth Pacific Business Development (SPBD) improves conditions for families living in poverty by providing accessible credit, training, and guidance to help them start, grow and maintain micro-businesses, build assets, finance home improvements, and afford to educate their children. 99% of SPBD’s loans go to women, who can borrow in groups to guarantee one another rather than put up collateral.
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