A loan of $2,525 helped a member purchase of chemicals, fertilizer and a weed killing sprayer, etc..


Iva B Centre - Group 1's story

For these 9 women of Iva 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. Alitasi T. (36, married, 1 child): purchase water cans, fertilizer and a weed killing sprayer to cultivate and sell Chinese cabbage and pumpkin. Faamaini L. (26, married, 3 children): purchase a weed killing sprayer, chemicals, bush knives, sack of sugar, sack of flour, and taro roots to raise and sell taro and bananas. Faamao M. (45, married, 10 children): purchase a sewing machine, 2 knives, fertilizer and a weed killing sprayer to both raise and sell taro and create puletasis (dresses) and uniforms. Faasofia S. (39, married, 6 children): purchase chemicals, fertilizer and a weed killing sprayer to cultivate and sell taro, bananas, and cabbages. Imeleta A. (59, widowed, 4 children): purchase a wheel barrow, fertilizer, a rake, roll of barbed wire and a knife to grow and sell cabbages, tomatoes and cucumbers. Mataopuaa T. (43, married, 5 children) purchase a roll of chain link fence, a rake, a pick, cabbages, tomatoes and cucumbers to grow and sell cabbages, tomatoes and flowers. Punefu S. (42, married, 4 children) purchase a weed killing sprayer, chemicals, a knife, taro roots and a filing (knife sharpener) to grow and sell taro, bananas and yams. Susi P. (42, married, 6 children) purchase a weed killing sprayer, chemicals and fertilizer to raise and sell taro and yams. Tuaula L. (49, married, 4 children) purchase hygiene products such as roll-on deodorant and also lavalava (wraparound skirt worn by men) to sell.

In this group: Alitasi, Faamaini, Faamao, Faasofia, Imeleta, Mataopuaa, Punefu, Susi, Tuaula
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