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Elenise is 22 years old and single with no children. She has a small garden where she grows taro, bananas and yams that she sells in her community and at the market. She has been doing this for four years. Elenise needs a loan to buy another wheelbarrow, a shovel, a rake, some bush knives, a weedkiller spray, etc. She has been a member of SPBD since 2009. Elenise will use the profits from her sales to improve her family's assets.

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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
  • 109
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,709,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Elenise to buy a wheelbarrow, shovel, rake, bush knives, weedkiller spray, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 16, 2012
Dec 3, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013