A loan of $900 helped to hire more workers (at about WST 20/day).


Tinei's story

Tinei is 46 years of age and married with eight children. Tinei owns and operates a business venture, planting and harvesting taro for sale. She has 3 years of experience in this business. Tinei needs a loan of 1950 Samoa tala (WST) to hire more workers (at about WST 20/day). She plans to use the profit from her business (estimated to be 350 tala or US $146 per week) to pay for her children's tuition fees.

In 2009, Tinei joined SPBD to gain access to financial services. Most of SPBD's clients are unable to borrow from commercial banks, because they lack collateral. This is Tinei's third loan with SPBD.



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