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

Dorothy Luafa's story

Dorothy Luafa M., a 22-year-old married mother of two children aged one and five years, owns a business planting and harvesting taro for sale. Dorothy Luafa, who has many years of experience in this business, is now requesting a loan of WST$1000 to purchase general farm supplies and equipment. She plans to use the earnings from her business (estimated to be 400 talas or US $167 per week) to financially support immediate members of her family.

In 2010, Rosalia joined SPBD, and this is her first loan with SPBD. SPBD's loans are Dorothy's only access to capital because she has never been 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 lending philosophy 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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