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Koreti P. is struggling for a better tomorrow for her eight children who are all in school. She works hard on her plantation, which is the main source of income for her family. Her husband does the manual labour of maintaining their plantation. She sells the taro crop at the new market in town. Koreti only visits the market twice a week, on Fridays and Saturdays. She earns a good profit from selling her products which she uses to meet her family weekly needs and also for her loan repayments. Koreti appreciates the help of S.P.B.D. for lending her the money to run her plantation smoothly.

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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
  • 62
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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 $1,075 helped Koleti to buy, knives, cloves, weed sprayer, a wheel barrow, crowbars, and other supplies for her plantation.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 5, 2007
Oct 21, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 20, 2009