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Alaviga is 37 years old and married with two children. She has a small garden where she grows cocoa that she sells in her community and at the market. She has been doing this for many years. Alaviga needs a loan to buy a plant sprayer, chemicals, fertilizer and bush knives. She has been a member of SPBD since 2011. Alaviga will use the profits from her sales to support her family.

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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
  • 85
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,832,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Alaviga to buy chemicals, fertilizer, shovels, bush knives, and a wheelbarrow.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 16, 2012
Nov 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 19, 2013