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Kolreti is a 43 year old married woman with three children. She would like to start growing taro, banana and yam to earn a living. Koreti has requested a loan to get all the equipment needed for her business.
She has been a member of SPBD for two years. Koreti will spend her profits to help with her children'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

  • $5,200
    Average annual income
  • 11
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,962,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Koreti to buy shovels, a wheel barrow, gloves, fertilizer, a mist blower, and weed killer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 15, 2013
Mar 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 19, 2014