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Sera is a 36-year-old married woman with two children. She has a small plantation where she grows cabbages, green beans, and tomatoes to earn a living. She has been doing this for three years.

She has been a member of SPBD since 2011. Sera has requested a loan to buy a wheelbarrow, fertilizers, hoses, and vegetable seeds. With her profits, she hopes to support her children's education and her family's needs.

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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
  • $7,962,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.4
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Sera to buy a wheelbarrow, fertilizers, hoses, and vegetable seeds.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 9, 2012
Aug 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013