A loan of $800 helped a member purchase a sewing machine, scissors, needles, material, etc.


Salelologa A Centre - Group 2's story

While SaleL., the capital village of Savaii Island, is largely semi-urbanized, its outlying areas are still agricultural. The SaleL. A Centre is located in a largely agricultural area and the people in the community still subsist on farming and vegetable gardening.

For this group, these are their first loans from SPBD. They all undertook 4 weeks of training on managing a business, maintained 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.

Peneueta Pipi O., 36, has 5 children and is married to a taxi driver. She has over 2 years of experience in sewing and running a shop. She will use her loan to purchase a sewing machine, scissors, petrol, needles, material, and thread. At her shop, she will sell t-shirts, puletasis (dresses), and snacks.

Sesilia T., 30, is married with 3 children. She has over 5 years experience running a pig farm. With her loan, she will purchase 6 pigs, a fence, and pig feed. She hopes to earn 150 Tala (~60 USD) net cash flow per week.

Sina N., 51, is widowed and has 5 children. She sells assorted goods at the SaleL. market 6 days per week. With her loan, she will purchase sugar, rice, flour, potatoes, cabbage, dishes, and bowls.

In this group: Peneueta Pipi, Sesilia, Sina, Vainalepa
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