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Asiasiga is a 59-year-old married woman with six children. She would like to start growing taro, taamu, yam and banana to earn a living. Asiasiga has requested a loan to buy equipment such as knives, knapsack spray, spades, gloves and chemicals for her business. She will spend her profits on expanding her business.

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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
  • 128
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,268,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Asiasiga to buy equipment such as knives, chemicals, knapsack spray, spades and gloves.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 7, 2012
Dec 13, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013