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Faaga

Samoa
Sataoa, Samoa / Farming

A loan of $1,000 helped buy weed-killers for her plantation and ingredients for ice-pops.


Faaga's story

Faaga manages two sources of income to support her family of twelve. Her husband and some local village boys work on the taro plantation, and Faaga sells the taro crop at the local market. Taro is in ample supply at her local market, however, and sometimes the over-supply means that Faaga can’t sell the entire crop. So Faaga also began making and selling ice-pops (locally referred to as “ice cakes”), which are a favorite of the local children. This additional income helps keep up with the children’s expenses, but Faaga is anxious to find ways to invest further in her businesses and grow her income. She will use loan funds to buy weed-killers to improve her taro crop as well as to buy ingredients for ice-pops in bulk (to get better prices and increase her profit-margin).



Loan details

Loan length:

19 months
Disbursed date: June 4, 2007
Facilitated by Field Partner: South Pacific Business Development (SPBD)

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Loan details

Loan length:

19 months
Disbursed date: June 4, 2007
Facilitated by Field Partner: South Pacific Business Development (SPBD)