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Luisa T., 42, is married with two children. She has many years of experience in the plantation business. She sells to the general public six days per week. She expects her weekly net cash flow to be 400 Tala (approximately $140).

She has no previous loan with SPBD. SPBD loans are Luisa’s only access to capital because she was never able to qualify for a loan with the traditional banks.

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About SPBD

South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) improves conditions for families living in poverty by providing accessible credit, training, and guidance to help them start, grow and maintain micro-businesses, build assets, finance home improvements, and afford to educate their children. 99% of SPBD’s loans go to women, who can borrow in groups to guarantee one another rather than put up collateral.

About Samoa

  • $5,200
    Average annual income
  • 11
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,962,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.9
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Luisa to purchase chemicals, weed killer, knives and sacks of fertilizer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 26, 2009
Jun 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2010