A loan of $400 helped to purchase additional fabrics and materials.


Ana's story

Ana T. is 28 and is married with two children aged 4 and 5. She owns a business venture providing men's tailoring services to local community members. She has one year of experience in this business.

Ana needs a loan of WST 1,000 to purchase additional fabrics and materials. She plans to use the earnings from her business (estimated to be 300 talas or approximately US$111 per week) to improve and expand her business.

In 2010, Ana joined SPBD and this is her first loan. SPBD's loans are her 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.

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