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Makerita
Makerita is a 48-year-old married woman with 6 children. She has a small plantation and grows taro, bananas, etc. to earn a living. She has been doing this for many years. Makerita has requested a loan to help with her children's education. She has been a member of SPBD since 2011. With her profits, Makerita hopes to expand her business and help supplement her family's income.

Additional Information

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

  • $6,344
    Average annual income
  • 123
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,121,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Makerita to pay the children's school fees, and for their school uniforms.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 24, 2013
Listed
Feb 6, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jan 17, 2014