A loan of $600 helped to invest in expanding the business.


Selina's story

Selina S., a 42-year-old married mother of five children, has been planting and harvesting taro for sale for many years. She is now requesting a loan of WST$1500, her second loan from SPBD, to invest in expanding the business. She plans to use the earnings from her business (estimated to be 500 talas or US $208 per week) to improve/expand her enterprise. In 2008, Selina joined SPBD, whose loans are her only access to capital because she has never qualified for a loan from 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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