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Taimane
Taimane is a 50-year-old married woman with five children. She catches fish and sells them within her community to earn a living. She has been selling fish in the village for two years. Taimane needs a loan to buy a fishing net and other equipment. She plans to use her profits to expand the business. Taimane has been a member of SPBD since 2011.

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

  • $6,344
    Average annual income
  • 96
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,153,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Taimane to buy fishing nets, lures, and other fishing gear.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 27, 2012
Listed
Aug 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 17, 2013