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Litia is a 32-year-old married woman with five children.

She has a small plantation and grows bananas and taro to earn a living. She has been doing this for four years. Litia has requested a loan to purchase a crowbar, manure, chemicals, a spade and a rake.

She has been a member of SPBD since 2009. With her profits, Litia hopes to help her kids' education and her family too.

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
  • 32
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,793,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Litia to purchase a crowbar, manure, chemicals, a spade and a rake.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 19, 2012
Jul 24, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013