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Sapela is a 39-year-old married woman with four children. She has a small plantation and grows yam, taro crops, bananas etc to earn a living. She has been doing this for many years. Sapela has requested a loan to purchase new equipment. She has been a member of SPBD since 2006. With her profits, Sapela hopes to expand her business.

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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
  • 65
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,805,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Sapela to purchase fertilizer, bush knives, gloves, and a wheel barrow,.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 4, 2013
May 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014