A loan of $400 helped to purchase general farm supplies & equipment.

Sefulu's story

Sefulu Lee L. is 47 and married with 3 children (ages 5 - 15). She owns a business venture, planting & harvesting fruits & vegetables for sale. Sefulu has 3 years of experience in this business. Sefulu needs a loan of WST $1000 to purchase general farm supplies & equipment. She plans to use the earnings from her business (estimated to be 280 talas or US $117 per week) to improve/expand the business.

In 2008, Sefulu joined SPBD. This is her 2nd loan with SPBD. SPBD's loans are Sefulu'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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