A loan of $575 helped to purchase additional fabrics & materials.

Taualupe's story

Taualupe F. is 48 and married with 6 children (ages 3 - 12). She owns a business venture, providing men's tailoring services to local community members. Taualupe has 4 years of experience in this business. Taualupe needs a loan of WST $1450 to purchase additional fabrics & materials. She plans to use the earnings from her business (estimated to be 450 talas or US $188 per week) to improve/expand the business.

Taualupe joined SPBD. This is her 2nd loan with SPBD. SPBD's loans are Taualupe'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. Please join SPBD's lending team on KIVA to receive on-the-spot updates on SPBD.

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