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Asai enjoys making umu to sell to the public. She sells taro, breadfruit, bananas, luau with turkey tails, herring in coconut cream and the normal luau. Her stall opens on Monday, Tuesday and Friday only. Asai earns $400 but only $80 is profit. This money is used to send her children to school, pay for family needs and of course her loan repayments.

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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
  • 32
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,793,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Asai the loan will be used to purchase sacks of taro, bananas, coconuts, breadfruit, luau, and tauaga. It will also finance school fees and home improvement.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 14, 2007
Mar 27, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 31, 2008