A loan of $400 helped to purchase baking equipment.

Rasela's story

Rasela Ailao A. is 35 and married with 5 children (ages 12 - 15). She owns a business venture, baking & selling biscuits in the local community. Rasela has 1 year of experience in this business. Rasela needs a loan of WST $1000 to purchase baking 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 2010, Rasela joined SPBD. This is her 1st loan with SPBD. SPBD's loans are Rasela'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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