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Maafavae
Maafaave, age 52, is a taro farmer. She has been growing and harvesting taro plants on her small plantation for the past three years. She and her husband have six children.

Maafaavae as been a member of SPBD since 2010. She is currently requesting a loan in order to buy chemicals, fertilizer, shovels, gloves, bush knives, seedlings, and two wheelbarrows.

With her profits, Maafaavae hopes to make essential repairs to her house.

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
  • 137
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,268,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.2
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Maafavae to buy chemicals, fertilizer, shovels, gloves, bush knives, seedlings, and two wheelbarrows.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 7, 2013
Listed
Feb 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Feb 19, 2014