A loan of $625 helped to purchase weed-killers such as Gramoxome.

Oleala's story

Oleala is 24 years old and married with 1 child.

Oleala owns and operates a business venture planting and harvesting taro for sale. She has 2 years of experience in this business. She needs a loan of 1,500 WST to purchase weed-killers, such as Gramoxome. She plans to use the profit from her business (estimated to be 400 WST or US $167 per week) to improve/expand the business.

In 2010, Oleala 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 Oleala's second loan with SPBD.

About SPBD:

In 2000, Greg Casagrande founded SPBD to improve the quality of life of people living in poverty in the poor island nations of the South Pacific. SPBD's philosophy of lending is based on a respect for each individual's innate human ingenuity, drive and self esteem. Please join SPBD's lending team on KIVA to receive on-the-spot updates on SPBD.

SPBD evaluates the living conditions of each of its borrowers. Generally, a loan manager evaluates a variety of social metrics on a scale out of 3 (the higher the number, the better off the person is) and these are averaged for the "overall social metric score". For example, a 3 out of 3 on "level of education" would mean that the borrower has graduated from university.

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