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Matalena
Matalena is a 29-year-old, single woman with no children.

She would like to start growing taro and bananas to earn a living. Matalena has requested a loan to buy fertilizers, knives, crops and chemicals for her farming business.

She has been a member of SPBD since 2008. Matalena will invest her profits into expanding 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

  • $5,200
    Average annual income
  • 138
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,557,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Matalena to buy fertilizers, knives, crops and chemicals for her farming business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 29, 2012
Listed
Jul 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jul 17, 2013