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Sylvia is 46 years old and married with five children. She owns and operates a business planting harvesting taro to sell and has many years of experience in this business. Sylvia is requesting a loan of 1,500 WST to purchase weed-killers such as Gramoxome. She plans to use the profit from her business (estimated to be 188 USD weekly) to improve and expand.

Sylvia joined SPBD in 2009 to gain access to financial services. This is her second loan with SPBD. Most of SPBD’s clients are unable to borrow from commercial banks because they lack collateral.

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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
  • 32
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,468,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.4
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Sylvia to purchase weed-killers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 24, 2011
Apr 12, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 19, 2012