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Naitua is a 68-year-old widowed woman with four children.

She has a small plantation and grows taro and bananas to earn a living. She has been doing this for 2 years.

Naitua has requested a loan to buy chemicals, fertilizer, gloves, a wheelbarrow and a weed sprayer.

She just became a member of SPBD this year. With her profits, Naitua hopes to pay for her family's weekly expenses.

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
  • 112
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,709,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Naitua to buy a wheelbarrow, a weed sprayer, gloves and fertilizer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 28, 2013
May 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014