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Talaave is 32 years old and married with three children. She owns and operates a small plantation planting and harvesting taro for sale, and she has two years of experience in this business.

Talaave needs a loan of 1,500 WST to purchase general farm supplies and equipment. She plans to use the profit from her business (an estimated 350 WST per week) to financially support immediate members of her family.

In 2011, Talaave joined SPBD to gain access to financial services, and this is her second loan with the company. 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
  • 63
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,626,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Talaave to purchase farm supplies and equipment for growing taro.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 5, 2012
Apr 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 18, 2013