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Merina is a 35-year-old married woman with one child.

She has a small plantation where she grows taros and bananas to earn a living. She has been doing this for four years.

Merina has requested a loan to buy weed killer, weed sprayer, bush knives, etc.

She has been a member of SPBD since 2010. With her profits, Merina hopes to improve her plantation and her family living.

Additional Information

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
  • 7
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,960,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.2
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Merina to buy weed killer, weed sprayer, bush knives and a shovel.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 21, 2013
Apr 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013