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Tiaga
Tiaga Leana, 43, is married with 6 children. She has many years of experience in the banana and taro business. She sells to the villagers and the public 3 days per week. She has 4 previous loans with SPBD. She expects her weekly net cash flow to be 500 Tala (~208 USD).



SPBD loans are Tiaga's only access to capital because she was never able to qualify for a loan with the traditional banks. Her loan will be used to purchase fertilizers, cromoxzone, a spade, a shovel and bush knives for the plantation. Her husband helps her with the business.

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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
  • 139
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,557,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Tiaga purchase fertilizers, cromoxzone, spade, shovel, and bush knives.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Oct 22, 2008
Listed
Oct 8, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Nov 15, 2009