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Sikola is a 36 year old married woman with 6 children.
She has a small plantation and grows veggies to earn a living. She has been doing this for more than 3 years. Sikola has requested a loan to to expand her vegetable garden.
She has been a member of SBPD since 2009. With her profits, Sikola hopes to save up for her children's education.

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
  • 61
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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 $875 helped Sikola to buy sacks of fertilizers, seeds, cabbages.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 12, 2012
May 12, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 18, 2013