A loan of $500 helped to purchase general farm supplies & equipment.

Tolfi's story

Tolfi L. is 42 and married with 2 children (ages 8 and 12). She owns a business venture, planting & harvesting a variety of vegetables for sale. Tolfi has 5 years of experience in this business. Tolfi needs a loan of WST $1250 to purchase general farm supplies & equipment. She plans to use the earnings from her business (estimated to be 300 talas or US $125 per week) to improve/expand the business.

In 2007, Tolfi joined SPBD. This is her 4th loan with SPBD. SPBD's loans are Tolfi's only access to capital because she was never able to qualify for a loan with traditional banks.

About SPBD
In 2000, Greg Casagrande founded SPBD and since then, it has expanded from the main island of Upolu in Samoa to Savaii, as well as Tonga. SPBD's philosophy of lending is based upon the Grameen Bank lending method.

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