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

Kalala's story

Kalala P. is 30 and married with 6 children (ages 2 - 12). She owns a business selling fried foods in the local community. Kalala has one year of experience in this business. Kalala 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 her business.

In 2010, Kalala joined SPBD. This is her first loan with SPBD. SPBD's loans are Kalala'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

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