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Kolini is 38 years old and married with six children. She hopes to start a small vegetable garden where she can grow fruits and vegetables to sell in her community or at the market.

For this, Kolini needs a loan to buy a new wheelbarrow, a shovel, fertilizer, weed killer spray, seedlings, and gardening gloves. She is a new member of SPBD in 2012 and joined to gain access to financial stability. Kolini hopes to use her earnings to improve her family assets, such as building her children a fixed house.

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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 Kolini to buy a fertilizer sack, gardening gloves, shovel, pick and other items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 21, 2012
Jan 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014