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Total loan: $1,400
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Taga 3 Centre - Group 1


A loan of $1,400 helped a member to purchase equipment and ingredients.


Taga 3 Centre - Group 1's story

After four weeks of rigorous business training, these five women of Taga 3 on the island of Savaii, passed their written test on the SPBD principles (business, savings, weekly meetings, payments and group guarantee) to ensure their first group loan from SPBD. Over the next year, they will support each other in their individual business development to guarantee on-time payments.

Penquin Elisapeta M., 37 years old, is married, with no children. She has over two years of experience growing taro on her plantation and selling it at the flea market once a week. She comes from a long line of farmers. She will use her loan to purchase a weed killing sprayer, pesticides, a license, cabbages and tomatoes.

Kaisarina A., 49, is married, with eight children. She is involved in both farming and pancake making. Her main farming produce is taro, a staple of the Samoan diet. With her loan, she will purchase a license to sell, flour, sugar, oil and yeast for the pancakes and pesticide for the taro plantation.

Iokapeta F., 37, is married, with four children. Her brother bakes an assortment of goods including donuts, pies and pork cakes. Iokapeta sells them five days a week to school children and to people in her village. Her loan will be used to purchase flour, sugar, soda powder, oil and mutton flaps (lamb ribs).

Falanika S., 39, is divorced, with two children. She is starting a new business where she will sell cabbages and tomatoes for three days a week. Her loan will be used to purchase a weed killing sprayer, pesticides, a rake, and a spade and cabbage seeds.

Lole F., 51, is married, with seven children. She is starting a new business where she will sell pork cakes and pork buns for six days a week. Her loan will allow her to purchase flour, yeast, oil, sugar, mutton flaps and a pot.

In this group: Penquin Elisapeta, Kaisarina, Iokapeta, Falanika, Lole
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Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Disbursed date: May 2, 2008
Facilitated by Field Partner: South Pacific Business Development (SPBD)

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Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Disbursed date: May 2, 2008
Facilitated by Field Partner: South Pacific Business Development (SPBD)