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Faafili
Faafili is 65 years old and has six children. She has a small plantation where she grows taro, bananas and yams. She has been doing this work for many years. Faafili has requested a loan to buy a mist blower, bush knives, planting tools, chemicals and fertilizers. She has been a member of SPBD for three years. With her profits, Faafili plans to reinvest into her business, and also to improve her family's living standard.

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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 $450 helped Faafili to buy tools and inputs for farming, including a mist blower, bush knives, planting tools, chemicals and fertilizers.
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