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Emi
Emi is a 52-year-old married woman with five children. She has a small plantation where she grows taro, taamu, yams and bananas that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for more than three years.

Emi needs a loan to buy chemicals, bush knives, weed killer, axes and rakes. She has been a member of SBPD since 2010.

Emi will use the profits from her sales to improve her plantation and support her family and her children's education as well.

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
  • 103
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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 $825 helped Emi to pay for chemicals, bush knives, weed killer, axes, rakes, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 12, 2013
Listed
May 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Apr 16, 2014