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Faleata is a 67-year-old married woman with nine children. She has a small plantation and grows taro and bananas to earn a living. She has been doing this for six years. Faleata has requested a loan to buy fertilizer, a wheelbarrow, shovels and bushknives. She has been a member of SPBD since 2010. With her profits, Faleata hopes to pay for her family's weekly expenses.

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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
  • 30
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,794,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Faleata to buy fertilizer, a wheelbarrow, shovels, and bush knives.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 25, 2013
Mar 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013