A loan of $425 helped to purchase weed-killers such as Gramoxome.


Lucky's story

Lucky S. is 26 and married with 1 child (2 years-old). She is starting a business venture, planting and harvesting taro for sale. Lucky needs a loan of WST$1000 to purchase weed-killers such as Gramoxome. She plans to use the earnings from her business (estimated to be 500 talas per week) to improve/expand the business.

In 2010, Lucky joined SPBD. This is her 1st loan with SPBD. SPBD's loans are Lucky'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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