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Leonia is a 57-year-old married woman with one child. She has a small plantation and grows taro, taamu, ufi and bananas to earn a living. She has been doing this for many years. Leonia has requested a loan to buy new equipment for the business. She has been a member of SPBD since 2008. With her profits, Leonia hopes to improve the living condition of her family.

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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
  • 13
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,960,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Leonia to buy bush knives, a grass-sprayer, and chemicals for her farm.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 23, 2012
Aug 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013