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Tumema is a 48-year-old married woman with children. She has a small plantation that grows taro, taamu (a large root vegetable) and bananas to earn a living. She has been doing this for two years.

Tumema has requested a loan to buy chemicals, bush knives, a digger and a weed sprayer. She has been a member of SBPD since 2009. With her profits, Tumema hopes to improve her housing.

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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
  • 84
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,832,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Tumema to buy chemicals, bush knives, a digger and a weed sprayer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 4, 2013
Oct 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014