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Lotovale is a 55-year-old married woman, with five children.

She has a small plantation where she grows banana and taro to earn a living. She has been doing this for four years.

Lotovale has requested a loan to buy a new wheelbarrow, fertilizer, chemicals, and a shovel for the plantation. She has been a member of SPBD since 2008.

With her profits, Lotovale hopes to extend her plantation and start another business for the next two years.

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

  • $5,200
    Average annual income
  • 100
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,709,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,300 helped Lotovale to buy a new wheelbarrow, fertilizer, chemicals, and a shovel.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 31, 2012
Aug 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013