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Luaiva is a 26-year-old, single woman, with one child. She would like to start growing taro on her plantation to earn a living.

Luaiva has requested a loan to buy knives, shovels, etc. She has been a member of South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) for one year. Luaiva will spend her profits to extend her plantation and to support her child's education.

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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

  • $6,344
    Average annual income
  • 9
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $6,970,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.2
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Luaiva to buy knives, shovels, etc., so she can grow taro on her plantation.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 7, 2013
Feb 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 19, 2014