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Leafa is a 19-year-old single lady with no children. She has a small plantation and grows taro, taamu (giant taro), bananas and yams to earn a living. She has been doing this for 2 years.

Leafa has requested a loan to buy chemicals, weed sprayer, bush knives, wheelbarrow, chainsaw and an axe. She has been a member of SBPD since 2013. With her profits, Leafa hopes to improve her business and support her family.

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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
  • 36
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,764,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Leafa to buy a weed sprayer, wheelbarrow, bush knives, an axe, and a chainsaw.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 20, 2013
Jan 17, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2015