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Mafutaga is a 32-year-old married woman with three children. For more than five years she has had a small plantation upon which she grows taro to earn a living.

Mafutaga has been a member of SBPD since 2012. She is applying for a 1,500 WST loan to buy bush knives, a wheelbarrow, fertilizer and chemicals. With her profits Mafutaga hopes to save more for her children's education and unexpected emergencies.

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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
  • $7,793,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Mafutaga to buy bush knives, a wheelbarrow, fertilizer and chemicals.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 20, 2013
Jan 13, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2015