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Motu is 52 years old and married with three children. She has a plantation where she grows taro, bananas, and yams so that she can sell them in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for three years. Motu needs a loan to buy another wheelbarrow, a shovel, a rake, some bush-knives, weedkiller spray, and more tiapula and to pay for her children's school fees. She has been a member of SPBD since 2012. Motu will use the profits from her sales to improve 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
  • 30
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,794,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Motu to buy a wheelbarrow, shovel, rake, bush-knives, weedkiller spray, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 13, 2012
Jan 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014