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Mouena is a 47-year-old married woman with 8 children. She has a small plantation and grows taro, taamu, banana, and yams to earn a living. She has been doing this for more than 8 years. Mouena has requested a loan to buy weed sprayer, chemicals, bush knives, filings, an axe, and other supplies. She has been a member of SBPD since 2011. With her profits, Mouena hopes to improve her business and help 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
  • 30
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,794,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.4
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,325 helped Mouena to buy farming supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 21, 2014
Mar 4, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2015