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Sina is a 51-year-old married woman with seven children.She would like to start growing vegetables to earn a living. Sina has requested a loan to buy seeds, tools and fertilizer to make an improvement in her business. She has been a member of SPBD for four years.

Sina will spend her profits to pay for her children's school fees and to purchase more land to extend 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
  • 60
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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 Sina to buy seeds, fertilizers, a wheelbarrow, and chemicals.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 9, 2012
Nov 15, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 19, 2013