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Siolo is a 40-year-old, married woman, with five children. She has a small plantation and she grows taro plants to earn a living. She has been doing this for many years.

Siolo has requested a loan to buy a chainsaw, a mist blower, bush knives, and fertilizer. She has been a member of South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) since 2011.

With her profits, Siolo hopes to save for family's daily 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
  • 108
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,709,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.4
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Siolo to buy a chainsaw, a mist blower, bush knives, and fertilizer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 13, 2013
Jun 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014