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Tala is married with two children.
She manages a taro plantation which also produces cocoa. She exports the cocoa, sometimes to new Zealand, sometimes to American Samoa.

She has paid back four loans to SPBD and is now on her fifth loan. SPBD loans have assisted not only with capital expense and other expenses on her plantation but also with home improvement.

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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
  • 10
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,962,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Tala pay farm labor, fix vehicle and buy fertiliser and seed.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 7, 2007
Dec 23, 2006
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 7, 2008