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Makerita is a 45-year-old married woman with three children.

She would like to start growing a plantation to earn a living. Makerita has requested a loan for a wheel barrow, a plant sprayer, chemicals, etc.

She has been a member of SPBD for three years. Makerita will spend her profits to buy more tools used in her business.

Additional Information

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
  • 26
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,620,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Makerita to buy a wheelbarrow, a plant sprayer, chemicals, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 20, 2012
Apr 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 18, 2013