A loan of $625 helped to purchase general farm supplies & equipment.

Amilani's story

Amilani is married, 39 years of age, and has six children.

Amilani works in her business, planting & harvesting taro for sale. She has two years of experience in this business. Amilani needs a loan of 1,500 Somoa Tala (WST) to purchase general farm supplies & equipment. She plans to use the profit from her business (estimated to be 350 WST or US $146 per week) to improve/expand the business.

In 2010, Amilani 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 Amilani's 2nd loan with 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.

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.

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