A loan of $1,125 helped a member to purchase farming and fishing equipment.


Taga 1 Centre - Group 1's story

After four weeks of rigorous business training, these four women of Taga 1, from the island of Savaii, passed their written test on the SPBD principles (business, savings, weekly meetings, payments and group guarantee) in order to ensure their first group loan from SPBD. Over the next year, they will support each other in their individiual business developments to guarantee on-time payments.

Ana L., age 32, married, with three children, sells taro, tuamu and bananas, staples of the Samoan diet. Her husband and sons are experienced farmers. Her loan will be used to purchase a weed killing sprayer, a knife, knife sharpener, an axe, chemicals and a wheel barrow.

Kalameli Ufi L., age 25, married, with five children, and Leatuvai F., age 54, married, with six children, sell taro, bananas, tuamu and other vegetables. They will use their loans to purchase a weed killing sprayer, chemicals, knives, knife sharpeners and laborers.

Soonalau T., age 42, married, with ten children, sells raw fish to the people in her village and at the market five days per week. Her husband has been catching the fish for over three years. She will use her loan to purchase a flashlight, goggles and other fishing equipment.

In this group: Ana, Kalameli Ufi, Leatuvai, Soonalau
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