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Mafoe is a 36 year old married woman who has 4 children. She has a small plantation and grows taro, yams and bananas to earn a living. She has been doing this for 3 years.

Mafoe has requested a loan to buy weed killers, other chemicals, chemical sprayers and crops. She has been a member of SPBD since 2010. With her profits, Mafoe hopes to pay for her children's education.

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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
  • 6
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,960,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.4
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Mafoe to buy more crops, equipment, and chemicals.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 10, 2012
May 20, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 20, 2013