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Some people think that only men can be farmers. Hana proves this belief wrong. She is only 31 years old and joined SPBD when she heard about it from other ladies. Initially she bought vegetable seeds from the agriculture shop and started growing a garden. After three months, she started taking her vegetables to the market to sell and that is how she gets money to support her family.

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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
  • 35
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,468,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Hana to buy chemicals and fertilizers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 5, 2007
Sep 20, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2009