A loan of $375 helped purchase harvesting equipment.


Siupolu's story

Siupolu P. is a 34 year-year-old woman who lives in the town of Leloto-Leauvaa. She is married and does not have any children. To make a living, Siupolu owns and operates an agricultural business raising crops. The main source of income for her business comes from planting, harvesting, and selling fruits and vegetables. Siupolu has been in this business for over four years, and she earns approximately 156 Samoan Tala WST a month.


In 2009, Siupolu joined SPBD to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation, and her ability to engage in business activities. Siupolu's first loan request from SPBD is for 1000 WST, which will be used to purchase harvesting equipment. Siupolu plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve and expand her business.


About SPBD:
SPBD's mission is to improve the quality of life of people living in poverty in the poor island nations of the South Pacific. SPBD's philosophy of lending is based on a respect for each individual's innate human ingenuity, drive and self esteem.


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