A loan of $1,125 helped a member to purchase farming equipment.

Satupaitea Satufia 2 Centre - Group 1's story

After four weeks of rigorous business training, these four women of Satupaitea Satufia on the island of Savaii, passed theirwritten tests on the SPBD principles (business, savings, weekly meetings, payments and group guarantee) to ensure their first group loan from SPBD. Over the next year, they will support each other in their individual business development and to guarantee on-time payments.

Faleieiroma S., 23, is married to a farmer and has two children. She grows cabbages and tomatoes in her vegetable garden. She wishes to use her loan to purchase a weed killing sprayer and pesticides, vegetable seeds, fertilizer and 2 bush knives. She will sell her produce three days a week to the public and people from her village.

Aveina T., 32, married, has five children. She has over three years of experience baking donuts and pork cakes and growing taro. She will use her loan to purchase a weed killing sprayer, pesticides, a knife, a filing, cabbage seeds and fertilizer.

Fuatino U., 33, is divorced with three children. She maintains a taro plantation and sells her produce at a fair price twice a week. With her loan, she will purchase a weed killing sprayer, pesticides, 2 bush knives, a spade, a shovel, a knife filing. This will also pay for her transportation needs.

Loimata A., 28, is married with two children. With over two years of experience, she grows cabbage and cucumber and sells them twice a week. She will use her loan to purchase pesticides, a wheel barrow, 2 knives, a shovel, a spade, a filing and laborers.

In this group: Faleieiroma, Aveina, Fuatino, Loimata

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