A loan of $1,950 helped a member purchase of chemicals, a weed killing sprayer, bush knives, etc.

Faga Centre - Group 1's story

For these 7 women of Faga 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.

Faamaimauaso T. (27, married, 2 children) will purchase knives, timber, varnish and other materials to produce fine mats.

Iseaso M. I. (37, married, 4 children) is starting a bingo business. She needs a loan to purchase bingo sets.

Leatuvai T. (31, married, 1 child) will purchase a fence, taro roots, knives, a filing (knife sharpener) and planting sticks to produce cocoa.

Mele T. (37, married, 5 children) will purchase chicken legs, soy sauce, onions, Chinese onions, sauce and tin foil to bake and sell BBQ.

Merita A. (38, married, 9 children) will purchase a fishing boat, 2 nets, flashlight, a spear and a pair of goggles to fish and sell the catch 3 days a week.

Paula T. (36, married, 4 children) will purchase flour, sugar, oil, egg, baking soda, baking powder, yeast and other ingredients to bake pies, donuts, buns, etc..

Tolopa S. (45, married, 6 children) will purchase a weed-killing sprayer, chemicals, a knife, filings and an axe to cultivate and sell taro, bananas and tuamu, etc..

In this group: Faamaimauaso, Iseaso, Leatuvai, Mele, Merita, Paula, Tolopa

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