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Asenati M. (0) is a 30-year-old woman living in the town of Matautu-Lefaga. She is married and has one school-aged child.

Asenati owns and operates a business raising crops, primarily planting and harvesting bananas for sale. She has been engaged in this business for over three years and earns approximately 330 WST a month.

In 2009, Asenati joined SPBD to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and her ability to engage in business activities. She is requesting a loan of 1,000 WST which will be used to purchase harvesting equipment. The loan will be her first from SPBD. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve and expand her business.

About SPBD:
SPBD's mission is to improve the quality of life of people living in poverty in the poor island nations of the South Pacific. SPBD's philosophy of lending is based on a respect for each individual's innate human ingenuity, drive and self-esteem.

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Additional Information

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
  • 6
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,960,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Asenati to purchase harvesting equipment.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 20, 2009
Sep 2, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2010