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Faamanuiaga is 28 years old and married with three children. She has a small garden where she grows banana and taro, which she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for five years. Faamanuiaga needs a loan to to buy new farming materials such as bush knives, a plant sprayer, fertilizer, and barbed wire.

She has been a member of SPBD since May of this year. Faamanuiaga will use the profits from her sales to support her family and to improve 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
  • 78
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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 $450 helped Faamanuiaga to buy materials such as bush knives, plant sprayer, fertilizer, and barbed wire.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 28, 2012
Jul 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013