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Maria
Maria is 31 years old and a married woman, with two children. She has a small plantation where she grows taro and bananas that she sells in her community and at the market. She has been doing this for four years.

Maria needs a loan to buy a new wheelbarrow, a shovel, a crowbar, and a bag of fertilizer. She has been a member of South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) since 2009. Maria will use the profits from her sales to provide for her family.

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
  • 0
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $6,976,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.2
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD
Paying Back - Currency Exchange Loss

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $1,125 helped Maria to buy a new wheelbarrow, a shovel, a crowbar, and a bag of fertilizer.
81% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 9, 2014
Listed
May 20, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible