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Sue is a 59-year-old married woman with three children. She has a small plantation, and grows taro and bananas to earn a living. She has been doing this for one year.

She has requested a loan to purchase a wheelbarrow, chemicals, knives and a sprayer to start a new plantation. She has been a member of SBPD since 2012.

Sue hopes to save the profits from the business 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
  • 62
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,805,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Sue to buy a wheelbarrow, shovel, gloves, chemicals, fertilizer,weed killer, etc. for her plantation (farm).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 16, 2012
Dec 12, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 18, 2014