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Pele is a 48-year-old married woman, with five children.

She has a small plantation where she grows taro and yams to earn a living. She has been doing this for many years.

Pele has requested a loan to buy chemicals, shovels, crops, and a wheelbarrow. She has been a member of SPBD since 2009. With her profits, Pele hopes 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

  • $6,344
    Average annual income
  • 9
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $6,970,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Pele to buy a wheebarrow, fertilizer, shovels, and crops.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 15, 2012
Nov 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 19, 2013