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Mareta
Mareta M. is 42 and single with no children. To earn a living, she plants and harvests taro for sale. Mareta has many years of experience in this business. Mareta needs a loan of WST$1000 to invest in expanding the business. She plans to use the earnings from her business (estimated to be 600 talas or US $250 per week) to improve and expand the business.

Mareta joined SPBD this year, and this will be her first loan from SPBD. SPBD's loans are Mareta's only access to capital because she has never been able to qualify for a loan from 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. Please join SPBD's lending team on Kiva at
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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
  • 18
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $6,856,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Mareta to expand the business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 11, 2010
Listed
Jul 12, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jul 15, 2011