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Pele
Pele, a 30-year-old married mother of one, has a small plantation where she grows taro and bananas that she can sell in her community or at the market. In business for three years and a member of SPBD since 2010, Pele needs a loan to buy equipment to enhance her enterprise. She will use the profits from her sales to expand in the future.

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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
  • 17
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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 Pele to buy fertilizers, a wheelbarrow, bush knives, and shovels.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 14, 2013
Listed
Mar 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Mar 18, 2014