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Tepora is a 28-year-old married woman, with three children.

She has a small plantation where she grows taamu, yams, bananas, taro, tomatoes, green beans, and pumpkins to earn a living. She has been doing this for three years.

Tepora has requested a loan to buy fertilizers, weed spray, weed killers, bush knives, a new crow bar, and a rake.

She has been a member of SPBD since 2011. With her profits, Tepora hopes to help her kids' educations and her family matters.

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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
  • 65
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,805,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Tepora to buy weed spray, fertilizer, weed killer, bush knives, and a rake.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 16, 2012
Aug 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013