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Laepa
Laepa is a 57-year-old married woman with 4 children.

She has a small plantation and grows banana and taro crops to earn a living. She has been doing this for 3 years. Laepa has requested a loan to improve her business by buying new equipment for her business.

She has been a member of SPBD since 2010. With her profits, Laepa hopes to earn more from her business to provide her family's daily needs.

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
  • 139
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,557,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Laepa to buy a bush knife, wheelbarrow, fertilizers, and chemicals.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 2, 2012
Listed
Nov 14, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Sep 17, 2013