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Pela
Pela is a 22-year-old married woman with 1 child. She has a small plantation and grows bananas, taro and yams to earn a living. She has been doing this for five years. Pela has requested a loan to buy new equipment for her business. She has been a member of SPBD since 2011. With her profits, Pela hopes to expand her business to provide for her family's daily needs.

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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
  • 127
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,557,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Pela to buy fertilizer, weed killer, spades, shovels, and gloves.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 8, 2013
Listed
Feb 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Feb 19, 2014