A loan of $400 helped to purchase general farm supplies and equipment.

Sulugia's story

Sulugia S. is 27 years old and married with four children, ages 2 to 8. She owns a business venture, planting and harvesting fruits and vegetables for sale. She has one year of experience in this business.

Sulugia needs a loan of 1,000 WST to purchase general farm supplies and equipment. She plans to use the earnings from her business (estimated to be about $125 per week) to improve her business.

In 2010, Sulugia joined SPBD and this is her 1st loan. SPBD's loans are Sulugia'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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