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Mareta is a 27-year-old married woman with one child. She has a small plantation and grows taro and yams to earn a living. She has been doing this for two years.

Mareta has requested a loan to buy more crops, a new wheelbarrow, etc. She has been a member of SPBD since 2012.

With her profits, Mareta hopes to pay for her family's weekly expenses.

Additional Information

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
  • 21
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $6,856,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.4
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Mareta to buy crops, a new wheelbarrow, knives, and a bush cutter.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 19, 2012
Aug 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013