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Mtuli is a 55-year-old married woman with 4 children. She has a small plantation and grows taamu, bananas, yams, and taro to earn a living. She has been doing this for many years. Mtuli has requested a loan to buy equipment (weed sprayer, wires, bush knives, wheelbarrow, etc.). She has been a member of SPBD since 2008. With her profits, Mtuli hopes to improve her house and 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

  • $6,344
    Average annual income
  • 17
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $6,875,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Mtuli to buy equipment (weed sprayer, wires, bush knives, wheelbarrow, etc.).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 23, 2012
Dec 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013