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Asenati is a 72-year-old widowed woman with 14 children.

She would like to start growing taro crops to earn a living. Asenati has requested a loan to purchase supplies for growing taro. She will also use part of her loan to build her house.

She has been a member of SPBD for 4 years. Asenati will spend her profits to expand her 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
  • 137
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,557,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.4
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Asenati to buy chemicals and taro crops.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 10, 2012
May 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 20, 2013