A loan of $575 helped a member purchase of a weed-killing sprayer, machete, a spade, etc.

Sili 1 Centre - Group 4's story

Faamalie and Aunuua from Sili 1, Savaii, are borrowing from SPBD for the first time. They both have undergone four weeks of training in business management and maintenance of a savings account, and have 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 in repaying their loans on time.

Faamalie Fiti A., 67, widowed, has 10 children. She would like to enter the vegetable farming business. Her sons are already farmers. With her loan, Faamalie will purchase a knife, pesticides, a weed-killing sprayer, a spade, and a wheel barrow.

Aunuua Fiu S., 37, is married and has 8 children. She has two years of experience in making handbags, a practice she learned from her sister-in-law. Her loan will be used to purchase plastic bags (clear and colored), materials, four scissors, and thread.

In this group: Faamalie Fiti, Aunuua Fiu

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