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Mele
Mele is 54 years old and married with five children.

She has a small garden where she grows taro, ta'amu, bananas, etc., which she sells in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for five years.

Mele needs a loan to purchase a wheelbarrow as well as taro, ta'amu and bananas for her farming business.

She has been a member of SPBD since 2007. Mele will use the profits from her sales to improve her home and support her children's education.

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
  • 183
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,268,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.4
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,450 helped Mele to purchase a wheelbarrow as well as taro, ta'amu and bananas for her farming business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Jun 18, 2012
Listed
Jun 13, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Apr 18, 2013