A loan of $400 helped to purchase weed-killers such as Gramoxome.

Tamalika's story

Tamalika F. is 30 and married with 1 child (1 year-old). She owns a business venture, planting & harvesting taro for sale. Tamalika has 2 years of experience in this business. Tamalika needs a loan of WST $1000 to purchase weed-killers such as Gramoxome. She plans to use the earnings from her business (estimated to be 350 talas or US $146 per week) to improve/expand the business.

In 2010, Tamalika joined SPBD. This is her 1st loan with SPBD. SPBD's loans are Tamalika'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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