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Gataiala
Gataiala is a 59-year-old married woman with 11 children. She has a small plantation where she grows taro, yams and banana to earn a living. She has been doing this for 4 years. Gataiala has requested a loan to buy more chemicals, weed spray, gloves and spades. She has been a member of SPBD since 2012. With her profits, Gataiala hopes to improve her business and use her business's profit for her children's education.

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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
  • 87
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,709,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,325 helped Gataiala to buy chemicals, fertilizer, gloves, spades, and weed killer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Dec 21, 2012
Listed
Jan 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 17, 2013