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Liua Isapela
Liua-Isapela, age 29, is a farmer. Her primary income is derived from from planting and harvesting fruits and vegetables to offer for sale. Liua-Isapela has been engaged in this business for over five years and earns approximately 1,200 WST a month from her work. She and her husband have one school-aged child.

In 2010, Liua-Isapela joined SPBD to gain access to financial services. Her purpose was to help improve her living situation and increase her ability to engage in business activities. Liua has successfully repaid a previous loan of 1,000 WST from SPBD. This previous loan was used to purchase seedlings and sacks of fertilizer.

Liua-Isapela is now requesting a new loan of 1,450 WST which will be used to purchase general farm supplies and equipment. The loan will be the second loan taken out by the borrower from SPBD. Liua-Isapela plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to make improvements to her family house.

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

  • $5,200
    Average annual income
  • 134
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,562,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.4
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Liua Isapela to purchase general farm supplies and equipment.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 28, 2011
Listed
Nov 25, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Nov 27, 2012