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Pogisa is married with 5 children. She lives in Aleipata (a group of islands off Eastern Samoa) with her elderly parents. She comes from a poor familly and faces a lot of problems looking after her family from day to day. She used to have a plantation which formed the main source of income for her family for some time. Her husband is unemployed but he has been very supportive of his wife.

Pogisa joined SPBD in May 2007. She bought two cattle to start a cattle farm with her first loan. Now she has almost ten cattle. She has two dairy cows whose milk she plans to sell to local shops in the village and the town area as another source of income for her and her family. She is seeking a $750 loan to help her with her cattle farm.

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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
  • 31
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,793,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Pogisa to assist with her cattle farm.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 6, 2007
Aug 23, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 16, 2008