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

Faga 1 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. The women of Faga will use their loans for the following purposes:

Elise Faatu S. (56, married, 5 children) and Eve Eleni T. (47, married, 4 children) will both purchase a weed-killing sprayer, chemicals, 2 knives, filings, a planting stick and axes to cultivate and sell taro, yams, tuamu and bananas.

Filiga T. (56, married, 8 children) will purchase a fishing boat, fishing net and flashlight to catch fish and seashells.

Laulelei A. (67, married, 10 children) will purchase 4 bundles of wire, chemicals and a knife to support her taro and banana business.

Lita F. (42, married, 3 children) will purchase a sewing machine, a weed-killing sprayer, knives and filings for both her sewing and vegetable businesses.

Patouli T. (49, married, 5 children) will purchase fertilizer, a spade, chemicals and bananas for both her vegetable (bananas, etc) and pancake businesses.

Silaulelei F. (53, married, 4 children) will purchase thread, scissors and other materials for her sewing business.

In this group: Elise Faatu, Eve Eleni, Filiga, Laulelei, Lita, Patouli, Silaulelei

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