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Taueu is a 62-year-old married woman with five children.

She has a big plantation and she grows taro, taamu, yams and bananas to earn a living. She has been doing this for more than four years.

Taueu has requested a loan to buy chemicals, bush knives, rakes, and weed killer for growing her crops. She has been a member of SBPD since 2009.

With her profits, Taueu hopes to extend her business to support her family as well as her children's future education.

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 $675 helped Taueu to pay for chemicals, bush knives, weed killer, axes, rakes, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 29, 2013
May 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014