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Alofisa is a 45-year-old, married woman, with seven children. She has a small plantation and grows taro and banana to earn a living. She has been doing this for two years.

Alofisa has requested a loan to purchase more farming tools and chemicals to expand her business. She has been a member of South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) since 2011. With her profits, Alofisa hopes to save in her account for family needs.

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
  • 16
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $6,875,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Alofisa to buy farming tools and chemicals for her plantation.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 14, 2013
Mar 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 19, 2014