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Telesia is 22 years old and single. She would like to start a small garden where she will grow assorted vegetables that she can sell in her community or at the market. Telesia needs a loan to buy supplies to start her plantation.

Telesia has been a member of SBPD since 2012. She will use the profits from her sales to develop her family and improve 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
  • 105
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,709,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.4
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Telesia to purchase chemicals and farm supplies for growing vegetables.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 10, 2012
May 20, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013