A loan of $1,025 helped to maintain her vehicle.

Talaileva's story

Talaileva is a married mother of 41 with 8 children.

Talaileva owns & operates a business venture, taxi service. She has 4 years of experience in this business. Talaileva needs a loan of WST $2500 to maintain vehicle. She plans to use the profit from her business (estimated to be $300WST or US$125 per week) to make improvements to her house.

Talaileva 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 Talaileva's 5th 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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