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Punipuao, a 31-year-old married mother of one, has a small plantation upon which she grows taro crops, bananas, etc. to earn a living. She has been doing this for many years.

A member of SPBD since 2008, Punipuao has requested a loan to improve her home living conditions. She also hopes to expand her agricultural output so that she can sell her products to a big company.

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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
  • 6
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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 $1,100 helped Punipuao to purchase a wheel barrow, knives, shovels, new furniture, carpet, and windows.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 29, 2012
Dec 11, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013