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Taga 1 Centre - Group 1
In this Group: Ana, Kalameli Ufi, Leatuvai, Soonalau
After four weeks of rigorous business training, these four women of Taga 1, from the island of Savaii, passed their written test on the SPBD principles (business, savings, weekly meetings, payments and group guarantee) in order to ensure their first group loan from SPBD. Over the next year, they will support each other in their individiual business developments to guarantee on-time payments.

Ana L., age 32, married, with three children, sells taro, tuamu and bananas, staples of the Samoan diet. Her husband and sons are experienced farmers. Her loan will be used to purchase a weed killing sprayer, a knife, knife sharpener, an axe, chemicals and a wheel barrow.

Kalameli Ufi L., age 25, married, with five children, and Leatuvai F., age 54, married, with six children, sell taro, bananas, tuamu and other vegetables. They will use their loans to purchase a weed killing sprayer, chemicals, knives, knife sharpeners and laborers.

Soonalau T., age 42, married, with ten children, sells raw fish to the people in her village and at the market five days per week. Her husband has been catching the fish for over three years. She will use her loan to purchase a flashlight, goggles and other fishing equipment.

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.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Samoa

  • $5,200
    Average annual income
  • 22
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,620,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Taga 1 Centre - Group 1's $1,125 loan helped a member to purchase farming and fishing equipment.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 8, 2008
Apr 22, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 20, 2009