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Gwen is a 20-year-old married woman with no children. She would like to start growing a vegetable garden. To earn a living. Gwen has requested a loan to buy more vegetable seeds, fertilizer, a plant sprayer, etc.

She has been a member of SPBD for two years. Gwen will spend her profits to expand the business.

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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
  • 33
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,766,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Gwen to buy vegetables seeds. fertilizer, and weed killer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 10, 2012
Aug 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013