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Faataualofa is 33 years old and married with three children. She has a small plantation where she grows bananas and taro that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for three years.

Faataualofa needs a loan to buy equipment she needs for her business, including a wheelbarrow, bush knives and fertilizers. She has been a member of SPBD since 2010. Faataualofa will use the profits from her sales to purchase land to expand her business in the future.

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

  • $5,200
    Average annual income
  • 77
    View loans »
    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,683,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Faataualofa to buy a wheelbarrow, bush knives and fertilizers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 31, 2013
Feb 6, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014