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Punipuao is 29 years old and a married woman. She has two children. She would like to start growing taro plants, to earn a living. Punipuao has requested a loan to buy fertilizer, a wheel barrow, shovels, gloves and a mist blower. She has been a member of SPBD for two years. Punipuao will spend her profits to expand her business in the future.

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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
  • 36
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,764,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Punipuao to buy tools and inputs to use in starting a taro-growing business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 13, 2013
Jun 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014