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Elisapeta

Samoa
Matatufu, Samoa / Farming

A loan of $600 helped to purchase fertilizers such as manure.


Elisapeta's story

Elisapeta L.'s main source of income comes from planting and harvesting bananas for sale. She is a 54-year-old woman living in the town of Matatufu. Elisapeta is married and has five adult children. She has just started this business and earns approximately 400 talas a month.

Elisapeta joined SPBD to gain access to financial services to help improve her living conditions and enable her to engage in business activities. Elisapeta has successfully repaid a previous loan of 1750 talas from SPBD. This previous loan was used to purchase fertilizers such as manure. Elisapeta is now requesting a new loan of 1500 talas which will be used to purchase fertilizers such as manure. This will be her fourth loan from SPBD. Elisapeta 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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Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Disbursed date: September 24, 2009
Facilitated by Field Partner: South Pacific Business Development (SPBD)

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Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Disbursed date: September 24, 2009
Facilitated by Field Partner: South Pacific Business Development (SPBD)