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Petisi is 38 years old and married with 7 children. She has a small plantation where she grows taro and taamu that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for 3 years.

She needs a loan to purchase more farming tools and chemicals to extend her plantation. She has been a member of SBPD since 2010. Petisi will use the profits from her sales to save for her kids' education.

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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
  • 84
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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 $900 helped Petisi to purchase more farming tools and chemicals to extend her plantation (fertilizers, bush knife, wheelbarrow, shovels...).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 2, 2012
Nov 20, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 19, 2013