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Suai is a 50-year-old married woman with six children. She has a small plantation and grows taro crops and banana to earn a living. She has been doing this for many years. Suai has requested a loan to get new equipment for her business. She has been a member of SPBD since 2010. With her profits, Suai 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
  • 95
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,694,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Suai to buy fertilizer, chemicals, spades and a wheelbarrow.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 28, 2013
Apr 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 18, 2014