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Falanika
Falanika is a 37-year-old, widowed woman with four children. She has a small plantation where she grows taro, taamu, yams, and bananas, that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for more than three years.

Falanika needs a loan to buy chemicals, bush knives, weed killer, axes, and rakes. She has been a member of South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) since 2011. Falanika will use the profits from her sales to improve her plantation, support her family, and support her children's education, as well.

Additional Information

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
  • 151
    View loans »
    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,268,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Falanika to buy chemicals, bush knives, weed killer, axes, and rakes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Dec 20, 2013
Listed
Jan 17, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Dec 22, 2014