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Fuafiva is 23 years old and married with no children.

Fuafiva has a small garden where she grows taro, tomatoes, beans, and taamu (giant taro) that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for two years.

Fuafiva needs a loan to buy more equipment for her business. She will use the profits from her sales to extend her business and support 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
  • 111
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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 $450 helped Fuafiva to buy chemicals, weed sprayer, bush knives, spade, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 21, 2012
Feb 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 19, 2013