A loan of $375 helped to purchase harvesting equipment.


Tulipe's story

Tulipe V.'s main source of income comes from planting and harvesting bananas for sale. She is a 29-year-year-old woman living in the town of Leloto Leauvaa. She is married and has three school-age children. Tulipe has been in this business for over three years and earns approximately 95 WST a month.


In 2009, Tulipe (0) joined SPBD to gain access to financial services to help improve her living conditions and enable her to engage in business activities. Tulipe is requesting a loan of 1000 WST which will be used to purchase harvesting equipment. This will be her first loan from SPBD. Tulipe plans to use the additional revenue 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 respect for each individual's innate human ingenuity, drive and self esteem.


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