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Telesia
Telesia is 36 years old and married with 3 children. She has a small plantation where she grows yams and bananas that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for many years. Telesia needs a loan to buy bush knives, a plant sprayer, shovels, a wheelbarrow and fertilizers to expand her business. She has been a member of SPBD since 2011. Telesia will use the profits from her sales to support her family.

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
  • 9
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $6,970,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Telesia to buy a wheelbarrow, bush knives, a plant sprayer, fertilizers and shovels.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 24, 2013
Listed
Feb 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Feb 19, 2014