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Makerita
Makerita is a 46-year-old married woman with three children. She has a small plantation that grows taro and bananas to earn a living. She has been doing this for four years. Makerita has requested a loan to buy more equipment to expand her business. She has been a member of SPBD since 2010. With her profits, Makerita hopes to expand her business 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
  • 141
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,268,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,125 helped Makerita buy a grass cutter, bush knives and fertilizer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 5, 2013
Listed
Apr 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Apr 16, 2014