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Potofou is a 22-year-old single woman with one child. She would like to start growing seeds of tomatoes, green and white peppers, etc. to earn a living. Potofou has requested a loan to buy vegetable seeds, chemicals, shovels, a water hose, barbed wire, and fertilizer.

She has been a member of SPBD starting in 2013. Potofou will use her profits to support her family and 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
  • 6
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,960,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.4
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Potofou to buy vegetable seeds, chemicals, shovels, a water hose, barbed, wire and fertilizer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 28, 2013
Jul 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014