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Fiapai is a 30-year-old married woman with 5 children. She has a small plantation and grows taro, bananas, yams and taamu to earn a living. She has been doing this for 2 years. Fiapai has requested a loan to buy chemicals, a knapsack, spray, bush knives, a spade, etc. With her profits, Fiapai hopes to save her profits for her children's school.

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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
  • 84
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,832,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Fiapai to buy chemicals, a weed sprayer, bush knives and a spade.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 13, 2012
Jan 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013