A loan of $750 helped purchase fertilizer, weedkiller chemicals, gromozone, knives, rake, hose, pucket, axe, and gloves.


Tauese's story

Tauese P., 48, is married with six children. She has many years of experience in the taro plantation business. She sells to the general public and villagers four days per week. She an established member of the program and has had six previous loans with SPBD. She expects her weekly net cash flow to be 560 Tala (~233 USD). SPBD loans are Tauese's only access to capital because she was never able to qualify for a loan with the traditional banks. She runs a plantation business. Her husband is unemployed but is helping out with the business.



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