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Fuaselela F., 45, is married with 6 children. She has many years of experience in the Taro and banana business. She sells her goods to her friends, relatives, and the local community. Also, during harvest season she supplies the public market 4 days per week with her produce.

Fuaselela has had 4 previous loans with SPBD. She expects her weekly net cash flow to be 400 Tala (~166 USD). SPBD loans are Fuaselela’s only access to capital because she was never able to qualify for a loan with the traditional banks. The loan will support her kids at school and her church contribution. Her husband also helps operating the business.

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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
  • 32
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,765,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.4
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,125 helped Fuaselela to purchase gromozone chemicals, sting chemicals, a weedkiller sprayer machine, shovels, bushknifes, claves, and wire for s fence.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 16, 2008
Sep 1, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2009