A loan of $600 helped to purchase baking equipment.

Liaina's story

Liaina I. is 36 years old and married, with 9 children. She makes pancakes and buns for a living, and she has many years of experience in this business. Liaina needs a loan of WST 1500 to purchase baking equipment. She plans to use the earnings from her work (estimated to be 400 talas or US $167 per week) to improve and expand the business.

In 2009, Liaina joined SPBD. This is her 2nd loan with SPBD. SPBD's loans are Liaina's only access to capital because she has never been 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 at
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