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Tolfi
Tolfi L. is 42 and married with 2 children (ages 8 and 12). She owns a business venture, planting & harvesting a variety of vegetables for sale. Tolfi has 5 years of experience in this business. Tolfi needs a loan of WST $1250 to purchase general farm supplies & equipment. She plans to use the earnings from her business (estimated to be 300 talas or US $125 per week) to improve/expand the business.

In 2007, Tolfi joined SPBD. This is her 4th loan with SPBD. SPBD's loans are Tolfi's only access to capital because she was never able to qualify for a loan with traditional banks.

About SPBD
In 2000, Greg Casagrande founded SPBD and since then, it has expanded from the main island of Upolu in Samoa to Savaii, as well as Tonga. SPBD's philosophy of lending is based upon the Grameen Bank lending method.

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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

  • $6,344
    Average annual income
  • 123
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,268,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Tolfi to purchase general farm supplies & equipment.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 12, 2010
Listed
Apr 12, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Apr 15, 2011