A loan of $3,025 helped a member purchase materials, equipment and food for their businesses.


Lotosoa Saleimoa Center - Group 1's story

This is the first group of women from Lotosoa Village located on the Northwest corner of Upolu Island in Samoa to receive the maximum initial loan of $750 Tala each from SPBD. According to policies and guidelines of SPBD, the first loan must be used to start or improve their businesses. The second cycle of loans will not only be for the business but they also will have the chance to improve their homes and pay their children’s education fees. Before they receive their first loan, they were all trained by loan officers from SPBD in how to start a business and budgeting cash especially income and expenses. Their businesses (and purchases) include: taro plantations (weed killers, pesticides, chemicals, wheel barrow, shovel), retail shops (hygiene products), pancake sales (sugar, flour, oven), BBQ (soy sauce, mutton flaps), and ice cakes (sugar, plastic bags).

In this group: Asopaepae, Inosia, Gauifaleai, Afioga, Sina, Malia, Foloi, Anna, Fiapoto, Sou
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