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Lopeta is a 62-year-old married woman with 7 children. She has a small plantation and grows taro, yams, and bananas to earn a living. She has been doing this for many years. Lopeta has requested a loan to improve her home. She has been a member of SPBD since 2011. With her profits, Lopeta hopes to improve the living conditions of 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
  • 0
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $6,976,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Lopeta to buy timber, roofing, nails, cement, and tiles.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 7, 2012
Dec 11, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013