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Salu is 18 years old and married with two children.

She has a small garden where she grows taro and taamu that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for one year. Salu needs a loan to buy chemicals, more taro crops, etc.

She has been a member of SBPD since 2012. Salu will use the profits from her sales 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

  • $6,344
    Average annual income
  • 9
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $6,970,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.4
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Salu to buy farm supplies and equipment.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 3, 2012
May 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 20, 2013