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Lea is 39 years old and married with two children.
She has a small plantation where she grows taro, bananas and yams that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for five years. Lea needs a loan to purchase weed killer, a rake, knives and other farm supplies.
She has been a member of SPBD since 2009. Lea will use the profits from her sales to pay for her children's school fees and help to renovate her home.

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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
  • 37
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,764,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Lea to purchase farm supplies for growing crops.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 3, 2012
May 10, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 20, 2013