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Tapuitea is a 35-year-old married woman with two children. She would like to start growing a vegetable garden to earn a living. Tapuitea has requested a loan to buy more supplies such as fertilizers, seeds, shovels, a wheelbarrow, and also iron roofing to renovate her house. She has been a member of SPBD for many years. Tapuitea will spend her profits to improve/extend her 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
  • 93
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,694,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Tapuitea to buy fertilizers, shovels, a wheelbarrow, vegetable seeds, iron roofing, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 7, 2013
Jun 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014