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Faalo is a twenty-six-year-old married woman with three children. She has a small plantation and grows bananas and taro to earn a living. She has been doing this for a year.

Faalo has requested a loan to buy manure chemical, a spade, a bush knife and barbed wire. She became a member of SPBD in 2012. With her profits, Faalo hopes to start a good plantation to help her family as well as the kids 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
  • 36
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,764,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.4
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Faalo to buy manure chemical, a spade, a bush knife and barbed wire.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
37 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 8, 2012
Jun 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2015