Ilaisaane Talanoa

Ilaisaane Talanoa is an enterprising woman. She runs her own catering business, hiring people to provide food and drink at functions such as weddings, funerals, conferences, feasts etc. In a good week she can take in more than $200. A loan will help her expand this catering venture and its income, and improve her family’s living conditions. At 38, Ilaisaane's goal is to build her family their own house.

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Update from the Field
Date: Monday, 5 May 2014 12:00 AM
From: Ilaisaane Talanoa

[loanrecipientname] has made the last loan repayment. Over recent months, your funds were used to boost their business and contribute to the family budget. Extra capital generates higher income, and this has helped [loanrecipientname] start their journey out of poverty. We know from experience that once any household has some cash to spare, it will be spent on the children – providing more food, buying needed medicine, and keeping them in school. [loanrecipientname] is very grateful for your support!
Loan Update
Date: Tuesday, 28 November 2017 5:56 PM
From: Good Return
Good Return has received a loan request from Ilaisaane Talanoa. This loan is due to be disbursed on the 22/09/2017 on the understanding that Good Return will raise funds from the public to finance it. Learn more about borrower disbursement dates.
Loan Update
Date: Monday, 18 December 2017 12:13 PM
From: Good Return
Circle Alliance Bank has just helped to fund Ilaisaane Talanoa’s loan.
Fully Funded
Date: Monday, 18 December 2017 12:14 PM
From: Good Return
Good news! The loan for Ilaisaane Talanoa has now been fully funded.
Date: Wednesday, 9 May 2018 12:10 PM
From: SPBD Tonga
Ilaisaane Talanoa has made a repayment of 307.84 Tongan Paanga .
Date: Friday, 25 May 2018 3:05 PM
From: SPBD Tonga
Ilaisaane Talanoa has made a repayment of 28.86 Tongan Paanga .
Date: Friday, 1 June 2018 4:04 PM
From: SPBD Tonga
Ilaisaane Talanoa has made a repayment of 163.30 Tongan Paanga .


Date Amount (TOP)  Notes
01 June 2018 163.30  Scheduled Payment
25 May 2018 28.86  Scheduled Payment
09 May 2018 307.84  Late Payment
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about the borrower

Borrower Name
Ilaisaane Talanoa
Mataki'eua E1
Loan Use
Catering services
52 Week
28 November 2017
Loan Status
Repaid Closed
Amount $350.00
Raised $350.00

about the field partner

Name of field partner
SPBD Tonga (view profile)
Time active
91 Month(s)
Delinquency rate
Default rate


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Population 103,000
Capital Nuku'alofa
Languages Tongan/English
Main Exports Fruit/Vegetables
Currency TOP
GDP per capita US$ 2,983

Selected poverty indicators

Life expectancy at birth 72.1
Adult illiteracy rate 1%
People without access to safe water 0%
Cambodia Loan Repayments
Most loans in Cambodia are repaid in a single final installment. In this case, you will receive only one repayment notification instead of monthly updates. This is because many of TPC's clients are farmers and are only able to repay their loan after they have sold their seasonal harvest.

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