A loan of $850 helped to purchase weed-killers such as Gramoxome.

Menime's story

Menime M. is 29 and married with three children (ages 1 - 14). She owns a business venture, planting & harvesting taro for sale. Menime has 4 years of experience in this business. Menime needs a loan of WST 2200 to purchase weed-killers such as Gramoxome. She plans to use the earnings from her business (estimated to be 450 talas or US $188 per week) to improve/expand the business.

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