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Taloa is a 44-year-old married woman with nine children. She would like to start growing taro, bananas and other crops to earn a living. Taloa has requested a loan to buy equipment for her business. She has been a member of SPBD for one year. Taloa will use her profits to supply her family's daily needs.

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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
  • 49
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,794,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Taloa to buy shovels, gloves, bush knives, a grass cutter and wheel barrow.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 14, 2012
Sep 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013