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Siisii is a 32-year-old married woman with six children. She has a small plantation and grows taro plants to earn a living. She has been doing this for three years. Siisii has requested a loan to buy barbed wire, chemicals, fertilizer and a wheelbarrow for her business.

She has been a member of SPBD since 2012. With her profits, Siisii hopes to purchase new land to extend her business and to save more money for her children's education.

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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
  • 84
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,832,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Siisii to buy barbed wire, chemicals, fertilizer and a wheelbarrow.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 23, 2013
Jun 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014