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Malo is a 66-year-old married woman with seven children. She has a small plantation and grows bananas, taro, yams, and cocoa to earn a living. She has been doing this for five years. Malo has requested a loan to buy fertilizers, weed spray, weed killers, spades, a wheel barrow, a mist blower, and banana chemicals. She has been a member of SPBD since 2009. With her profits, Malo hopes to improve her business to help her family.

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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
  • 32
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,765,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Malo to buy fertilizer, a wheel barrow, shovels, gloves, and weed killer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 21, 2013
Mar 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 18, 2014