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Valelia is a 49-year-old married woman with 5 children.
She has a small plantation and grows taro and bananas to earn a living. She has been doing this for 11 years. Valelia has requested a loan to buy chemicals, a wheelbarrow, gloves, a tiller, a crowbar and a sprayer. The remaining amount from the loan will be used to renovate her house, buying items such as iron roofing sheets and bags of cement. She has been a member of SPBD since 2003. With her profits, Valelia hopes to pay for her children's education.

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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
  • 93
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,694,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Valelia to buy chemicals, a wheelbarrow, gloves, a tiller, a crowbar, and a sprayer, and to buy items to renovate her house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 23, 2014
Jun 5, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2015