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Maria Onolina
Maria is a lady of 26 years and is married with two kids. She applied for this loan in order to improve and put more effort into her business.

She sells her produce at the market every weekend and makes a profit of $56 USD ($140 ST) per day, but if she needs more money for family commitments, then she delivers her produce around the village. She said that this business of hers is very helpful for earning money for different needs, but especially for her children.

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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
  • 94
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,694,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Maria Onolina to buy tools and chemicals for her vegetable garden.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 31, 2007
Dec 17, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2009