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Faaiu
Faaiu is a 64-year-old married woman with four children. She has a small plantation and grows taro and bananas to earn a living. She has been doing this for many years. Faaiu has requested a loan to buy bush knives, a wheelbarrow, filings, chemicals and a new weed sprayer. She has been a member of SPBD since 2009. With her profits, Faaiu hopes to cultivate more land and grow more to earn more in the future.

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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
  • 137
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,557,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Faaiu to buy bush knives, a wheelbarrow, filings, chemicals, a weed sprayer, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 23, 2012
Listed
Dec 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Dec 17, 2013