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Nuulua is a 42-year-old, married woman with 3 children. She has a small plantation and grows taro to earn a living. She has been doing this for 3 years. Nuulua has requested a loan to buy some chemicals, sprayers, crops, etc.. She has been a member of SPBD since 2010. With her profits, Nuulua hopes to expand her business.

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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
  • 93
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,683,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Nuulua purchase chemicals, weed killer, shovels, crops, etc. for her farm.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 31, 2012
Sep 24, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013