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Sunui joined SPBD in April 2005. She run a small taro plantation with the help of her husband and her two sons. She has six children and the family is very poor, to the point where she sometimes cannot afford to send her children to school. She has been working hard on her farm because this is the only source of income for her family. On Saturdays, Sunui sells the taro in the market where she can earn up to US$120-160. People in her village also buy from her sometimes.

Sunui is planning to use her Kiva loan to build a small place on the road side where she can sell coconuts, pumpkins, beans, tomatoes and cabbages in addition to taro.

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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
  • 63
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,626,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Sunui to help with her plantation.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 6, 2007
Aug 23, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 16, 2008