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Alasa
Alasa is a 42-year-old, married woman with five children. She has a small plantation and grows taro and bananas to earn a living. She has been doing this for many years.

Alasa has requested a loan to buy knives, rakes, chemicals, and fertilizer. She has been a member of South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) since 2012. With her profits, Alasa hopes to expand her current business.

Additional Information

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
  • 20
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,430,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Alasa to grow taro and bananas for a living by purchasing knives, rakes, chemicals, and fertilizer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 22, 2012
Listed
Dec 12, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Dec 17, 2013