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Miriama
Miriama is a 25-year-old married woman with one child. She would like to start growing taro, bananas, yams and taamu (a root vegetable like taro) to earn a living. Miriama has requested a loan to buy a weed sprayer, chemicals, bush knives, filings and a crowbar for the plantation. Miriama will spend her profits to extend her business.

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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 $450 helped Miriama to buy a weed sprayer, chemicals, bush knives, filings and a crowbar for her plantation.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Dec 21, 2012
Listed
Jan 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Dec 17, 2013