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Lufi is a 53-year-old married woman with six children. She has a small plantation and grows taro, taamu, yams and bananas to earn a living. She has been doing this for more than two years. Lufi has requested a loan to buy chemicals, knives, weed killer, axes and rakes. She has been a member of SBPD since 2011. With her profits, Lufi hopes to improve her business to gain more money to support her family and her children as well

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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
  • 11
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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 $650 helped Lufi to buy chemicals, bush knives, weed killer, axes, and rakes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 21, 2013
Dec 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 20, 2014