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Faaiuga is a 36-year-old married woman with four children.

She has a small plantation that grows taro and banana to earn a living. She has been doing this for three years.

Faaiuga has requested a loan to expand her business.

She has been a member of SBPD since 2009. With her profits, Faaiuga hopes to save in her account for family needs.

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
  • 31
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,793,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Faaiuga to buy fertilizers, bush knifes, shovels and a wheelbarrow to expand her farm.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 24, 2013
Feb 6, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013