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Vaitupua is a 37-year-old married woman with six children. She has a small plantation where she grows taro and banana to earn a living. She has been doing this for two years. Vaitupua has requested a loan to buy chemicals, a plant sprayer, and taro roots. She has been a member of SPBD since 2011. With her profits, Vaitupua hopes to expand her business.

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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
  • 84
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,832,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.4
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Vaitupua to buy chemicals, a plant sprayer, and taro roots.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 24, 2012
Jun 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013