A loan of $750 helped to purchase weed-killers such as Gramoxome.

Danira's story

Danira V. is 22 and married with three children. She owns a business venture, planting & harvesting taro for sale. Danira has 3 years of experience in this business. Danira needs a loan of WST 1900 to purchase weed-killers such as Gramoxome. She plans to use the earnings from her business (estimated to be 400 talas or US $167 per week) to pay her children's tuition fees.

In 2007, Danira joined SPBD. This is her 4th loan with SPBD. SPBD's loans are Danira'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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