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Etita is 24 years old and is single with no children. She has a small stall where she grows taro, yams, bananas, and more to sell in her community. Etita needs a loan to buy farming equipment such as a wheelbarrow, a spade, weedkiller, and more to help her with the business. She is a new member of SPBD starting in 2012. Etita hopes to use her earnings to improve her family 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
  • 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 Etita to buy a wheelbarrow, a spade, weedkiller, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 13, 2012
Jan 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013