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Total loan: $425
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Tumuai

Samoa
Fasitoo Tai, Samoa / Farming

A loan of $425 helped to purchase harvesting equipment such as wheelbarrows, shovels, rakes, baskets, and knives.


Tumuai's story

Tumuai S. is 48 and married with four children (ages 14 - 21). She is starting a business, planting and harvesting a variety of vegetables for sale. Tumuai needs a loan of WST $1000 to purchase harvesting equipment such as wheelbarrows, shovels, rakes, baskets, and knives. 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, Tumuai joined SPBD. This is her first loan with SPBD. SPBD's loans are Tumuai '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. http://www.kiva.org/community/viewTeam?team_id=8375



Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Disbursed date: April 15, 2010
Facilitated by Field Partner: South Pacific Business Development (SPBD)

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Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Disbursed date: April 15, 2010
Facilitated by Field Partner: South Pacific Business Development (SPBD)