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Peti is 26 years old and married with no children. She has a small garden where she grows taros and bananas that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for 2 years.

She needs a loan to supply new tools and equipment to improve her plantation. She has been a member of SPBD since 2012. Peti will use the profits from her sales to provide good financial support for her family.

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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
  • 11
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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 Peti to buy a wheelbarrow, shovels, fertilizer, chemicals, weed killer, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 22, 2012
Dec 13, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013