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Temukisa T., 40, is married with 2 children and lives in Safaaoa Uta, Samoa. She has been growing giant taro (taro taamu) and bananas for two years. She sells her crop to the villagers and the general public 2 days per week.

Temukisa has a previous loan with SPBD. She expects her weekly net cash flow to be 150 Tala (US$62). SPBD loans are Temukisa’s only access to capital because she has not been able to qualify for a loan with the traditional banks. She will use this loan to purchase agricultural chemicals and pesticides.

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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
  • 13
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,960,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.4
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Temukisa to buy agricultural chemicals and pesticides.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 16, 2008
Sep 1, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2009