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Tauvasa, age 52, makes and sells banana chips in her community to earn a living. She has been engaged in this business for four years. She and her husband have five children.

Tauvasa joined SPBD in 2009 to gain access to capital. She has requested a loan in order to buy oil, banana, spicy flavor, salt, and plastic bags.

With her increased earnings, Tauvasa will expand 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
  • 32
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,766,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Tanuvasa to buy oil, banana, spicy flavor, salt, and plastic bags in order to make and sell banana chips to offer for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 25, 2013
Nov 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 20, 2014