A loan of $2,725 helped a member to purchase agricultural and fishing equipment and supplies.

Folo Lomago's Group's story

Siufaga is one of the most populated villages of Savaii Island. This group from Siufaga was formed at the beginning of April 2008 and is now one of the largest groups in the programme. These ladies work to support their families and their organization. They all work independently, most at fishing and plantation farming; some members are helped by their husbands (fishermen and farmers).

The group earns $140 tala (US $58) profit every week after all expenses, enabling them to quickly pay on their first loan and they are looking forward to their next loan for renovating their houses and paying their children's school fees.

This is a group loan. The loan funds will be distributed among the group members, each of whom will invest in her own business. The members mutually guarantee one another's loans. If one member does not repay, the other members are responsible.

In this group: Folo, Lagi, Moevanu, Lena, Ogevasa, Penelope, Talalelei, Tamalii, Tumama
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