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Valasi is a 59-year-old married woman with ten children. She sells taro, bananas and yams in her community to earn a living. She has three years of experience with this business. Valasi needs a loan to buy new chemicals, knives, an ax, a chainsaw, a wheelbarrow, etc., for her business. She plans to use her profits to expand her house. Valasi has been a member of SPBD since 2008.

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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
  • 32
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,766,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Valasi to buy a chainsaw, knapsack sprayer, ax, knives, wheelbarrow, etc., for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
53 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 16, 2012
Nov 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2015