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Tafua Tai Centre - Group 1
In this Group: Saloaloa, Afiafi, Potoae, Sui, Faaiulotu, Elisapeta
For these 6 women of Tafua Tai on the island of Savaii, these are their first loans from SPBD. They all undertook 4 weeks of training on managing a business and maintaining a savings account, and then passed a written test on the SPBD principles: business, savings, weekly meetings, payments and group guarantee. Over the next 52 weeks, they will support each other in their individual business development and to guarantee on-time payments.

The women will use their loans for the following purposes:

Saloaloa M. (58, married, 8 children) to purchase tools, mats, and other materials to create handicrafts.

Afiafi L. (58, single, 2 children) to purchase a weed killer, pesticides, taro roots, laborers, 2 knives, and BBQ supplies for her BBQ and produce (taro, bananas, etc) businesses.

Potoae L. (62, widow, 4 children) to pay for a wheelbarrow, laborers, knives, a filing, and other items for her produce (yam, taro, banana, coconut, etc) business.

Sui L. (31, married, 1 child) to purchase a weed killer, pesticides, 2 knives, a knife filing, an axe, laborers, and taro roots for her produce (taro, yam, and banana) business.

Faaiulotu F. (44, widow, 6 children) to purchase a weed killer, pesticides, a knife, and taro roots for her produce (taro, yam, bananas, etc) business.

Elisapeta M. (26, married, 1 child) to purchase an elei board, brushes, materials and pains for her Elei painted sarongs, dresses and t-shirts.

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
  • 12
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,121,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Tafua Tai Centre - Group 1's $1,675 loan helped a member purchase tools to make handicrafts and farming.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 19, 2008
May 3, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 24, 2009