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Gataiala
Gataiala is a 45-year-old, married woman, who has seven children. She has a small plantation and grows taro plants and banana trees, to earn a living. She has been doing this work for four years. Gataiala has requested a loan to buy fertilizer, shovels, a wheel barrow, a mist blower, gloves and bush knives. She has been a member of SPBD for three years. With her profits, Gataiala hopes to save more money and to grow her business bigger.

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

  • $6,344
    Average annual income
  • 189
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,268,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Gataiala to buy tools and inputs for cultivating taro and bananas, including fertilizer, shovels, a wheel barrow, a mist blower, gloves and bush knives.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 23, 2013
Listed
Jun 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jun 17, 2014