A loan of $1,200 helped buy fertilizers, weed killers and perform home improvements.


Monika's story

Monika is 34 years old and the mother of six children. Monika’s husband has a steady income from his job as a night watchman in a local hotel, however, Monika felt she should share equally in the financial management of their large family and subsequently joined SPBD; she now runs a small taro and fruit plantation and sells her products at a small stand to local villagers. Monika dreams of being able to save enough to build a proper house for her children and admits to being ashamed of her small, open Samoan house. Monika readily praises the financial support she received from the micro-loan programs and believes with further reinvestment in her business and hard work, she can reach her dreams. In the meantime, she will use part of her requested loan funds to make some much-needed repairs to the roof of her home.



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