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Leitisia is 32 years old and single. She has one child. She has a small garden where she grows taro, bananas, and yams, which she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for two years.

Leitisia needs a loan to buy a new wheelbarrow, a shovel, a rake, some bush knives, a weedkiller spray and some tiapula (taro for planting). She is a new member of SPBD, having joined in 2012. Leitisia will use the profits from her business to increase her family's assets.

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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
  • 7
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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 Leitisia to buy more tools and inputs for growing taro, bananas and yams, like a wheelbarrow, some bush knives, and tiapula.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 21, 2012
Jan 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013