A loan of $625 helped to purchase additional products to sell.

Fualole's story

Fualole S. is 61 and married with 6 children (ages 17 - 38). She owns a business venture, selling food products in the local community. Fualole has 2 years of experience in this business. Fualole needs a loan of WST$1500 to purchase additional products to sell. She plans to use the earnings from her business (estimated to be 500 talas or US $208 per week) to improve/expand the business.

In 2009, Fualole joined SPBD. This is her 2nd loan with SPBD. SPBD's loans are Fualole'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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