Check out some available loans that are similar to this one!
Vailaasia M., age 31, lives in the town of Matautu Lefaga Tai. She is married and has four school-aged children. To make a living, Vailaasia plants and harvests taro for sale. Vailaasia has been engaged in this business for over four years and earns approximately 600 WST a month.

In 2008, Vailaasia joined SPBD to gain access to financial services. Her goal was to help improve her living situation and to increase her ability to engage in business activities. Vailaasia has successfully repaid a previous loan of 750 WST from SPBD. This previous loan was used to invest in expanding the business.

Vailaasia is now requesting a new loan of 1,500 WST, which will be used to purchase general farm supplies and equipment. The loan will be the second loan she has taken out from SPBD. Vailaasia plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to financially support immediate members of her family.

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 a respect for each individual's innate human ingenuity, drive, and self esteem.

*Note: To maximize efficiency and reduce costs, this loan was posted using a template to automate the translation by Kiva. Given that manual translation of entrepreneur profiles is costly, Kiva created this template for our Field Partner to allow them to continue to post loans in English while providing quality and accurate information to Kiva lenders.

Additional Information

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
  • 26
    View loans »
    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,473,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Vailaasia to purchase general farm supplies and equipment.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 6, 2009
Aug 11, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2010