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Leiu is a 56-year-old married woman with 6 children. She would like to start growing taro and taamu (a common root vegetable) to earn a living. Leiu has requested a loan to start her new plantation. She has been a member of SPBD for 1 year. Leiu will spend her profits to buy more tools for her farming 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

  • $6,344
    Average annual income
  • 7
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $6,970,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.4
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Leiu to buy a bush cutter, a wheelbarrow, knives, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 26, 2012
Aug 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013