A loan of $750 helps to buy a water tank, chemicals, vegetable seeds, soil, and a rake.


Suesa's story

Suesa is a 34-year-old married woman with 4 children. She runs a business selling vegetables, such as cabbage and cucumber, in her community to earn a living. She has 3 years of experience with this business.

Suesa is a Samoan citizen. She works very hard to satisfy her customers with her fresh vegetables. Every day except Saturday and Sunday, she delivers her vegetables to villages using a wheelbarrow. She believes that using the wheelbarrow to deliver her produce makes her strong, happy, and healthy.

Suesa needs a loan to purchase more equipment, including a water tank, chemicals, vegetable seeds, soil, and a rake to help take her business to the next level. Her dreams are that one day she will earn enough to buy her own vehicle to help her run her business, and that she will send her children to school.

She became a member of SPBD in 2018.


This loan is special because:

It provides women with credit in a country where alternative financing is extremely scarce.

Mark McDonagh, Kiva staff

Mark McDonagh
Kiva staff



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