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Ifo is 45 years old and married with six children. For more than ten years she has had a huge plantation where she grows taro and bananas which she sells in her community or at the market.

Ifo has been a member of SBPD since 2011. She is applying for a 1,000 WST loan to buy a weed sprayer, a wheelbarrow, bush knives and chemicals. She will use the profits from her sales to improve her plantation and to support her family financially.

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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
  • 10
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,962,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Ifo to buy a weed sprayer, a wheelbarrow, bush knives and chemicals.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 20, 2013
Jan 13, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 22, 2014