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Maria, a 38-year-old married mother of six, has a small plantation upon which she has been growing cabbages, green beans, tomatoes, black pepper, carrots, and round cabbages to earn a living for the past year.

A member of SPBD since 2011, she has requested a loan to buy chemicals, fertilizers, weed spray, a hose, shovels, and a rake. With her profits, Maria hopes to improve the business to help her children's education and improve her family's living standards.

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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
  • 32
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,766,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.4
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Maria to buy weed spray, fertilizers, shovels, a hose, and bush knives.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 30, 2012
Sep 15, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013