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Maria
Maria is a 42-year-old woman with six children. She has a small plantation and grows taro plants and bananas to earn a living. She has been doing this for many years.

Maria has requested a loan to buy chemicals, fertilizer, bush-knives, a wheelbarrow, barbed wire and a backpack sprayer. She has been a member of SBPD since 2012. With her profits, Maria hopes to provide for her family's daily needs.

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

  • $5,200
    Average annual income
  • 103
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,709,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.4
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Maria to buy chemicals, fertilizer, bush-knives, a wheelbarrow, barbed wire and a backpack sprayer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 21, 2014
Listed
Feb 25, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Mar 17, 2015