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Penelope, 43, is married with 7 children. She has a small garden where she grows taro, taamu, yams, and bananas that she sells in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for 3 years. Penelope needs a loan to buy a knapsack, wheelbarrow, chemicals, knives, and file for her garden. She has been a member of SBPD since 2010. Penelope will use the profits from her sales to pay for her children's school fees and to support her family.

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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
  • 30
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,794,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Penelope to buy a knapsack, wheelbarrow, chemicals, knives, file,etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 22, 2013
Apr 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014