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Leiloa is 65 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 four years. Leiloa needs a loan to improve her business. She has been a member of SPBD since 2009. Leiloa will use the profits from her sales for housing improvements.

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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
  • 32
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,766,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Leiloa to buy chemicals and more taro crops.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 3, 2012
May 14, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013