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Nora A. is starting a business venture in the agriculture sector raising crops. Her main source of income comes from planting and harvesting fruits and vegetables for sale. She is a 38-year-old woman living in the town of Faleasiu 3. She is married and has four school-age children.

Nora joined SPBD to gain access to financial services to help improve her living conditions and enable her to engage in business activities. Nora has successfully repaid a previous loan of 750 WST from SPBD. This previous loan was used to rent land to raise crops.

Nora is now requesting a new loan of 1500 WST which will be used to rent land to raise additional crops. This will be her second loan from SPBD. Nora plans to use the additional revenue to improve and expand her business. (0)

About SPBD:
SPBD's mission is to improve the quality of life of people living in poverty in the poor island nations of the South Pacific. SPBD's philosophy of lending is based on respect for each individual's innate human ingenuity, drive and self esteem.

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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
  • 12
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,121,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Nora to rent land to raise additional crops.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 17, 2009
Aug 11, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2010