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Talu is 65 years old and widowed with 6 children. She has a small garden where she grows taro, bananas, and yams so that she can sell them in her community or at the market with her children's help. She has been doing this for 3 years. Talu needs a loan to buy a new wheelbarrow, a shovel, a rake, some bush knives, weed killer spray, etc.. She was a new member of SPBD in 2012. Talu will use the profits from her sales to improve her family standard of living.

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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
  • 13
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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 Talu to buy a wheelbarrow, a shovel, a rake, bush knives,weed killer,etc..
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 21, 2012
Jan 7, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013