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Leuta is 62 years old and married with eight children. She has a small garden where she grows vegetables that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for many years.

Leuta needs a loan to purchase cement mix to renovate her home, school fees for her kids, and tools for her vegetable garden like weed killer, gardening tools, vegetable seeds and sack of fertilizer to help maintain her business.

She has been a member of SPBD since 2010. Leuta will use the profits from her sales to improve her business and to support her family's needs.

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
  • 13
    View loans »
    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,960,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Leuta to purchase gardening tools, weed killer, more vegetable seeds, sacks of cement mix and pay school fees.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 30, 2013
Jun 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014