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Kolopa
" Kolopa is a 58 year-old married woman. She has eight children. She has a small plantation and grows taro to earn a living. She has been doing this for many years. Kolopa has requested a loan to buy a chainsaw, fertilizers, rakes, a wheel-barrow and barbed wire.

She has been a member of SPBD since 2011. With her profits, Kolopa hopes to renovate her house and improve her plantation.

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
  • 76
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,683,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Kolopa to buy a chainsaw, fertilizers, rakes, wheelbarrow and barbed wire.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 28, 2012
Listed
Jul 24, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jul 17, 2013