A loan of $1,025 helped to purchase general farm supplies & equipment.

Luafulu's story

Luafulu N. is 41 and married with 8 children. She owns a business venture planting & harvesting cocoa for sale. Luafulu has 5 years of experience in this business. Luafulu needs a loan of 2500 Samoan tala (WST) to purchase general farm supplies & equipment. She plans to use the earnings from her business (estimated to be 650 talas or US $271 per week) to improve and expand it.

This is Luafulu's fourth loan with SPBD. SPBD's loans are Luafulu'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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