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Total loan: $1,675
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Tafua Tai Centre - Group 1


A loan of $1,675 helped a member purchase tools to make handicrafts and farming.


Tafua Tai Centre - Group 1's story

For these 6 women of Tafua Tai on the island of Savaii, these are their first loans from SPBD. They all undertook 4 weeks of training on managing a business and 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 will use their loans for the following purposes:

Saloaloa M. (58, married, 8 children) to purchase tools, mats, and other materials to create handicrafts.

Afiafi L. (58, single, 2 children) to purchase a weed killer, pesticides, taro roots, laborers, 2 knives, and BBQ supplies for her BBQ and produce (taro, bananas, etc) businesses.

Potoae L. (62, widow, 4 children) to pay for a wheelbarrow, laborers, knives, a filing, and other items for her produce (yam, taro, banana, coconut, etc) business.

Sui L. (31, married, 1 child) to purchase a weed killer, pesticides, 2 knives, a knife filing, an axe, laborers, and taro roots for her produce (taro, yam, and banana) business.

Faaiulotu F. (44, widow, 6 children) to purchase a weed killer, pesticides, a knife, and taro roots for her produce (taro, yam, bananas, etc) business.

Elisapeta M. (26, married, 1 child) to purchase an elei board, brushes, materials and pains for her Elei painted sarongs, dresses and t-shirts.

In this group: Saloaloa, Afiafi, Potoae, Sui, Faaiulotu, Elisapeta
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Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Disbursed date: May 19, 2008
Facilitated by Field Partner: South Pacific Business Development (SPBD)

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Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Disbursed date: May 19, 2008
Facilitated by Field Partner: South Pacific Business Development (SPBD)