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Tafaoga is a 30-year-old married woman with 3 children. She has a small plantation and grows bananas, taro and taamu to earn a living. She has been doing this for many years. Tafaoga has requested a loan to buy chemicals, fertilizer and a wheelbarrow. She has been a member of SPBD since 2011. With her profits, Tafaoga hopes to extend their 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

  • $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 Tafaoga to purchase items needed for the care of her crops.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 28, 2013
Mar 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 18, 2014