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Sosefina is a 53- year-old unwed woman with six children. She has a small plantation and grows taro and bananas to earn a living. She has been doing this for nine years. Sosefina has requested a loan to buy chemicals, sprayers and a wheelbarrow. The remaining amount of her loan will be used to renovate her house, buying items such as cement and timber
She has been a member of SPBD since 2006. With her profits, Sosefina hopes to build a better future for her children.

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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
  • 34
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,766,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Sosefina to buy chemicals, sprayers and a wheelbarrow, plus cement and timber to renovate her house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 8, 2014
Jun 5, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2015