A loan of $1,200 helps to buy taro roots (seedlings), banana pups (seedlings), chemicals, a backpack sprayer, and a chainsaw,.


Temuksia's story

Temukisa is a 64-year-old married woman with 6 children. She runs a business selling taro and banana in her community to earn a living. She has 10 years of experience with this business. Temukisa works very hard to please her customers with her fresh taro and banana.

Temukisa thought she would earn more income if she planted more banana and taro, but in order to do this, she needs a loan to buy taro roots (seedlings), banana pups (seedlings), chemicals, a backpack sprayer, and a chainsaw.

To help her run the business, she even delivers her products to the flea market by using the bus for transportation. She comes from a family in which no one else works to earn a living. Only her business will help meet her family's needs. Her dream is that one day her family will have a great standard of living.

Temukisa became a member of SPBD in 2010 to seek finance for her business. She realizes that your support will be a big help for her and her family to develop through financing.


This loan is special because:

It provides women with credit in a country where alternative financing is extremely scarce.

Mark McDonagh, Kiva staff

Mark McDonagh
Kiva staff



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Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.

Loan details



Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.