A loan of $1,000 helped to buy BBQ meat, ketchup, plastic plates & utensils, and coal.


Nightingale Simolo's story

Nightingale Simolo R. is 35 and married with four children (ages 2 - 11). She owns a business selling BBQ (sausages, chicken, and plantains). Nightingale has two years of experience in this business. Nightingale needs a loan of WST $2500 to buy BBQ meat, ketchup, plastic plates & utensils, and coal. She plans to use the earnings from her business (estimated to be 500 talas or US $208 per week) to improve/expand her business.

In 2006, Nightingale joined SPBD. This is her fourth loan with SPBD. SPBD's loans are Nightingale'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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