A loan of $950 helped to buy sugar, styrofoam cups, and codial (flavoring).

Afiafiese's story

Afiafiese S. is 41 and married with 8 children. She owns a business venture, selling ice-cakes (flavored ice in styrofoam cups). Afiafiese has 4 years of experience in this business. Afiafiese needs a loan of WST $2450 to buy sugar, styrofoam cups, and codial (flavoring). She plans to use the earnings from her business (estimated to be 500 talas or US $208 per week) to improve/expand the business.

Afiafi wishes to keep her business development on going as she requests for another fund to support and assist her family financially. Afiafiese joined SPBD. This is her 5th loan with SPBD. SPBD's loans are Afiafiese's only access to capital because she was never able to qualify for a loan with traditional banks.

About SPBD
In 2000, Greg Casagrande founded SPBD and since then, it has expanded from the main island of Upolu in Samoa to Savaii, as well as Tonga. SPBD's philosophy of lending is based upon the Grameen Bank lending method.

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