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Pisia is a 35-year-old, married woman, who has four children. She would like to start growing cabbages, cucumbers and tomatoes to earn a living. Pisia has requested a loan to purchase vegetable seeds, other inputs, and farming tools, to use in starting a new business. She has been a member of SPBD for the first year. Pisia will save her profits in her account, for family needs.

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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
  • 13
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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 $450 helped Pisia to buy seeds, other inputs, and tools for growing vegetables.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 16, 2012
Dec 11, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013