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Nat operates a taxi which runs everyday of the week and earns between 200 and 400 tala per day. (1 tala = $0.35 US dollars). The taxi is the main source of income for the family, and Nat needs finance to purchase spare tires for the taxi.

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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
  • 90
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,694,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Nat to purchase tires.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 28, 2007
May 12, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 7, 2008