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Asoleaga is a 48-year-old married woman with two children. She has a small plantation and grows taro, taamu and bananas to earn a living. She has been doing this for two years. Asoleaga has requested a loan to buy knapsack spray, a wheel barrow, chemicals and knives etc. She has been a member of SBPD since 2011. With her profits, Asoleaga hopes to extend her business 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
  • 11
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,962,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.2
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Asoleaga to buy knapsack spray, wheel barrow, chemicals and knives.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 22, 2013
Apr 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014