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Iemaima is a 40 year old married woman with two children. She has a small plantation and grows taro, taamu and bananas to earn a living. She has been doing this for many years.Iemaima has requested a loan to buy a weed sprayer, chemicals, a wheel barrow and wires. She became a member of SPBD in 2012. Iemaima hopes to use her profits to pay her children's education fees.

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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
  • 13
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,960,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Iemaima to buy a weed sprayer, chemicals, a wheel barrow and wires.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 9, 2012
Dec 11, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 19, 2013