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Fiatamalii L., 53, is married with 7 children. She has many years of experience in the taro, taamu, banana and yam farming businesses. She sells to the village and general public 4 days per week. She has 3 previous loans with SPBD. She expects her weekly net cash flow to be 800 Tala (~333 USD). SPBD loans are Fiatamalii's only access to capital because she was never able to qualify for a loan with the traditional banks. Her earnings will be use to improve business and help out with the family. Her husband also does the plantation.

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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
  • 29
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,794,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.5
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Fiatamalii to upgrade the business and help repair the house, and for kids' school fees.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 22, 2008
Oct 8, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2009