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Sue is a 37-year-old married woman with 5 children. She has a small plantation and grows taro, taamu, bananas and yams to earn a living. She has been doing this for many years. Sue has requested a loan to buy chemicals, a weedsprayer, timber, nails, bush knives and an axe. She has been a member of SBPD since 2012. With her profits, Sue hopes to improve her business and save for her children's education.

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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

  • $6,344
    Average annual income
  • 17
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $6,875,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Sue to buy chemicals, a weedsprayer, timber, nails, bush knives, and an axe.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 20, 2013
Jan 17, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 20, 2014