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Maria
Maria is a 21-year-old married woman with 3 children. She has a small plantation and grows bananas to earn a living. She has been doing this for 3 years.

Maria has requested a loan to buy sprayers, shovels, crops and a wheelbarrow. She has been a member of SPBD since 2010. With her profits, Maria hopes to buy some new uniforms for her children.

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

  • $6,344
    Average annual income
  • 35
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $6,875,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Maria to buy sprayers, shovels, crops and a wheelbarrow.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 7, 2012
Listed
Sep 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 17, 2013