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Doris is a 37-year-old married woman with five children. She has a small plantation and grows taro, taamu, and bananas. She has been doing this for many years. Doris has requested a loan to buy equipment and materials for the business in addition to paying for her childrens education.

She has been a member of SPBD since 2010. With her profits, Doris hopes to expand her business to help improve living conditions for the whole family.

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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 $650 helped Doris to pay for chemicals, a knife, taro crops, a grass-sprayer and school fees.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 27, 2012
Aug 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013