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Fiapaipai runs a plantation at Vailoa-uta. She sells her crops to people in her village to earn a living to accommodate her growing family. Fiapaipai has many years experience in operating a vegetable plantation, so as a result her experience is used to expand and nurture her crops, and to become a successful businesswoman.

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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
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Fiapaipai to purchase fertilizers, string, seeds & crops.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 21, 2007
May 5, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 7, 2008