A loan of $1,675 helped a member purchase of weed killing sprayer, chemicals, fertilizer, etc...


Maota B Centre - Group 1's story

For these 6 women of Maota B on the island of Savaii, these are their first loans from SPBD. They all undertook 4 weeks of training on managing a business, maintaining a savings account and then passed a written test on the SPBD principles: business, savings, weekly meetings, payments and group guarantee. Over the next 52 weeks, they will support each other in their individual business development and to guarantee on-time payments.



Etita A. (54, married, 5 children), Kuni T. (22, married, 1 child), Tafale A. (49, married, 8 children), Menima P. (44, married, 2 children) and Eleitino L. (48, married, 4 children) all sell taro, bananas and/or pancakes (round lumps of fried bread), staples of the Samoan diet. They need loans to purchase weed-killing sprayers, chemicals, and farming equipment for the vegetable growing operations, and sugar, yeast and flour for the pancake making part of their businesses. Leuma L. (48, married, 6 children) sells pancakes and also tea and coffee.

In this group: Eleitino, Etita, Kuni, Leuma, Menima, Tafale



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