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Maele is a 31-year-old married woman with 2 children. She has a small plantation and grows taro, yams, and other items to earn a living. She has been doing this for many years. Maele has requested a loan to get new equipment for her farming. She has been a member of SPBD since 2011. With her profits, Maele hopes to expand her business.

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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
  • 13
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,960,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Maele to buy a wheel barrow, shovels, fertilizer, and gloves.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 7, 2013
Feb 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014