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Filomena
Filomena is a 24-year-old woman with no children. She has a small plantation and grows banana trees and taro to earn a living. She has been doing this for two years. Filomena has requested a loan to buy taro plants and chemicals for her business. She has been a member of SPBD since 2011. With her profits, Filomena hopes to expand her business in the future.

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
  • 122
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,121,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Filomena to buy taro plants, chemicals and weed killer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 24, 2012
Listed
Sep 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Sep 17, 2013