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Liuamaama A. is a hard-working woman of sixty- eight years of age. Her proposed loan will be used to buy materials to develop the land for growing her farm. She has fourteen children; five have already passed away, and nine are still living. Three of Liuamaama’s children are married, and six children are still in school. Her husband works to maintain their farm in good condition. The family also supports some of their relatives who live with them and help on the farm.

Liuamaama owns a permanent stall in the Public Market where she can sell the products from her farm. She strongly believes in her business and its development.

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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
  • 91
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,694,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Liuamaama to use as working capital for buying and selling fruits and vegetables in the market.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 30, 2007
Mar 10, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 30, 2008