RKC Microfinance – Tiara Taeia

Micro-Entrepreneurs impacted by Robert Kennedy College

TIARA (APIALUA)

Borrower Name : Tiara Taeia
Village/Centre : Salailua Apia Lua

Loan Amount : 1000 ST, 400 USD
Repayment Term : 12 months

Business Sector : Transportation
Business Activity : Retail

Loan Use : Purchase akuelo, pafa, and a compressor

Tiara Taeia, 23, is married with no children and lives in the village of Salailua, Sevaii.  She fixes and cosmetically enhances cars as a mechanic and plans to sell her services to village people, friends and relatives, and the public six days per week. Tiara has no previous loans with SPBD and she will repay her first 1000 ST (~400 USD) loan over a period of twelve months. The expected weekly net cash flow from her auto service business is 800 ST (~310 USD).  SPBD loans are Tiara’s only access to capital because she was never able to qualify for a loan at a traditional bank. Tiara will use her loan to purchase the equipment, including an akuelo, a pafa, and a compressor, that will enable her to grow and maintain her auto service business. She will be helped by her husband who has worked many years as a successful auto mechanic.

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