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Ramona, age 61, has a small plantation where she grows taro and bananas to earn a living. She has been engaged in this business for four years. She and her husband have four children.

Ramona has requested a loan in order to buy new farming tools and farming chemicals. She will also spend part of her loan to pay for her children's education. She has been a member of SBPD for three years.

With her profits, Ramona hopes to start up another small business.

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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 $825 helped Ramona to buy farming tools and chemicals for growing taro and bananas.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 4, 2012
May 12, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 20, 2013