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Siuila is 59 years old and married with five children.

She has a small garden where she grows taro that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for 10 years. Siuila needs a loan to buy chemicals, a plant sprayer, etc.

She has been a member of SBPD since 2011. Siuila will use the profits from her sales to improve her business and support her family.

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
  • 111
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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 Siuila to buy chemicals, a plant sprayer, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 26, 2012
Apr 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 20, 2013