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Ateliana is a 41-year-old single woman with no children. She would like to start selling taro, bananas, etc. to earn a living.

Ateliana has requested a loan to buy new equipment for her business.

She has been a member of SPBD for two years. Ateliana will spend her profits to expand her business.

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
  • 13
    View loans »
    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,960,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Ateliana to buy chemicals, spades, fertilizer, and a wheelbarrow.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 22, 2013
Apr 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014