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Vaaia
Vaaia is a 48-year-old married woman with 7 children. She has a small plantation and grows taamu, yams and taro to earn a living. She has been doing this for 4 years. Vaaia has requested a loan to buy chemicals, a wheelbarrow, fertilizer and shovels. She has been a member of SPBD since 2009. With her profits, Vaaia hopes to extend her house.

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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
  • 0
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $6,976,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Vaaia to buy items needed in caring for her crops.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 28, 2013
Listed
Mar 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jun 17, 2014