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Matauaina is a 30-year-old married woman with 4 children. She grows vegetables on her plantation to earn a living. Matauaina has applied for a loan to buy vegetable seeds, plant spray, and fertilizer. She has been a member of SPBD for 4 years. Matauaina hopes to expand her plantation with the profit from the vegetable sales.

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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
  • 11
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,960,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Matauaina to buy vegetable seeds, fertilizer, and spray.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 31, 2012
Aug 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013