A loan of $425 helped to purchase harvesting equipment such as wheelbarrows, shovels, rakes, baskets, and knives.


Sikola's story

Sikola S. is 38 and married with 5 children (ages 1 - 15). She is starting a business venture, planting & harvesting taro to sell. Sikola needs a loan of WST$1000 to purchase harvesting equipment such as wheelbarrows, shovels, rakes, baskets, and knives. She plans to use the earnings from her business (estimated to be 450 talas or US $188 per week) to improve and expand the business.

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