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Taufalaula is a 52-year-old married woman with four children.

She has a small plantation and grows taro and banana to earn a living. She has been doing this for four years. Taufalaula has requested a loan to buy fertilizer, as well as pay her children's school fees.

She has been a member of SBPD since 2010. With her profits, Taufalaula hopes to improve and expand the business.

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
  • 106
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,709,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Taufalaula to buy farming supplies, such as fertilizer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 19, 2012
Apr 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 18, 2013