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Sisilia is 43 years old and married, and she has four children. She has a small garden where she grows taro, taamu, yams, and bananas, which she can sell in her community, or at the market. She has been doing this for two years. Sisilia needs a loan to buy tools and farm inputs, like knives, weed spray, a spade, and a wheelbarrow, to use in growing and harvesting her crops. Sisilia will use the profits from her sales to pay for her children's school fees.

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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
  • 7
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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 Sisilia to buy tools and farm inputs, like knives, weed spray, and a wheelbarrow.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 30, 2012
Dec 12, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013