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Yvonne is 34 years old and married with four children. She has a small garden where she grows cabbages, tomatoes, and cucumbers that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for three years. Yvonne needs a loan to purchase more veggie seeds and tools to expand her business. She has been a member of SBPD since 2013. Yvonne will use the profits from her sales to save for family needs.

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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
  • 13
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,960,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Yvonne to buy veggie seeds, fertilizers, shovels, a bush knife, and a wheelbarrow.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 22, 2013
Mar 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014