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Tautai Tutaia
Tautai Tutaia M., 58, is married with 8 children. She has 1 year of experience in the plantation business. She sells to the general public 4 days per week. She has had 1 previous loan with SPBD. She expects her weekly net cash flow to be 300 Tala (about $125 USD). SPBD loans are Tautai Tutaia’s only access to capital because she does not qualify for a loan with the traditional banks. Her loan will be used to buy chemicals, seedlings and farming equipment to further improve her 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
  • 84
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,820,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.0
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Tautai Tutaia to buy chemicals, knives and seedlings for her farming business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 11, 2008
Jan 7, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2010