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Failagi is a 45-year-old married woman with five children. She has a small plantation and grows taro plants and banana trees to earn a living. She has been doing this for two years.

Failagi has requested a loan to buy chemicals and some equipment for the good of her business.

She has been a member of SPBD since 2011. With her profits, Failagi hopes to expand her business in the future and to save more money for her children’s education.

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

  • $5,200
    Average annual income
  • 64
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,805,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Failagi to buy chemicals, shovels, a wheelbarrow, and fertilizer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 4, 2012
Oct 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013