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Pisila L., 46, is married with 3 children. She has 3 years of experience in the plantation business. She sells to the village people and public 2 days per week. She has 1 previous loan with SPBD, Kiva's partner.

She expects her weekly net cash flow to be 140 Tala (~98 USD). SPBD loans are Pisila’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
  • 7
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,960,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.9
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Pisila purchase chemicals, a pick, a bush knife, fertilizer and weed killer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 9, 2009
Jun 23, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2010