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Lotutamaiti is a 37-year-old married woman with 5 children. She has a small plantation and grows taro to earn a living. She has been doing this for 3 years.

Lotutamaiti has requested a loan to pay for farming tools. She is a member of SBPD to gain access to financial services. With her profits, Lotutamaiti hopes to improve her home and plan for another 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
  • 10
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,121,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.4
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Lotutamaiti to purchase farm tools to grow taro.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 20, 2012
May 15, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 20, 2013