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Ane S. is a 33-year-old married woman with 4 children. She has 4 years of experience in the plantation/vegetable farming business, and her husband works with her. Accordingly, she is able to sell her goods to the village people and business people 5 days per week. On average, her weekly net cash flow is approximately 400 Tala ($166 USD).

She has received 3 previous loan from SPBD. In fact, SPBD loans are Ane’s only access to capital because she has never been able to qualify for a loan from any of the traditional banks. With the loan proceeds, she is hoping to expand and improve her business by purchasing more equipment and vegetables.

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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 $725 helped Ane to expand and improve her business by purchasing additional equipment and vegetables.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 15, 2008
Jul 30, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2009