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Emelia is a 50-year-old married woman with 11 children.

She has a small plantation where she grows taros, bananas and yams to earn a living. She has been doing this for three years. Emilia has requested a loan to purchase weed sprayer, fertilizer, gloves and a shovel.

She has been a member of SPBD since 2013. With her profits, she will support her family and kids and hopes to extend and improve her plantation.

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
  • 38
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,764,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Emelia to buy gloves, a shovel, weed sprayer and fertilizer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 27, 2013
Apr 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 19, 2014