A loan of $425 helped to buy flour, flavoring, sugar, and plastic bags.

Tekauita's story

Tekauaita T. is 30 and married with five children (ages 6 - 19). She is starting a business, selling local Samoan snacks such as palusami (coconut cream wrapped in taro leaves), cooked taro, yams, and soupo ese (hearty papaya soup). Tekauaita needs a loan of WST $1000 to buy flour, flavoring, sugar, and plastic bags. 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, Tekauaita joined SPBD. This is her first loan with SPBD. SPBD's loans are Tekauaita'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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