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Ivona Marieta
Ivona Marieta T. is a 27 year-old woman living in the town of Leloto Leauvaa. She is married and has a baby. Ivona Marieta sells produce as her main source of income. She has been running this business for over four years and, from it, she earns approximately $230 WST a month.

Ivona Marieta joined SPBD to access their financial services with the goal of improving her living situation and her ability to engage in business activities. She is requesting her first SPBD loan in the amount of $1000 WST, which she will use to purchase harvesting equipment. Ivona Marieta plans to expand her business with the additional revenue generated.

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.

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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
  • 31
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,153,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Ivona Marieta to purchase harvesting equipment.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 4, 2009
Oct 4, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2010