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Eseneiaso is a 44-year-old married woman with six children. She would like to start growing taros and bananas to earn a living.

Eseneiaso has requested a loan to help her purchase tools, fertilizers, etc. She has been a member of SPBD for two years. Eseneiaso will spend her profits to support her children going to school and also to carry out home improvements.

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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
  • 38
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,764,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.4
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Eseneiaso to buy tools, fertilizers, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 19, 2012
Aug 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013