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Faavae is 43 years old and married with 3 children. She has a small garden where she grows cucumbers, pumpkins, tomatoes, and cabbages to sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for 2 years. Faavae needs a loan to buy fertilizer, seeds, a rake, and knives for her vegetable garden. Faavae will use the profits from her sales to save for her children's school fees.

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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
  • 19
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $6,856,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.2
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Faavae to buy fertilizer, seeds, a rake, and knives.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 31, 2013
Feb 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013