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Valu is a 49-year-old married woman with nine children. She has a small plantation and grows bananas and taro to earn a living. She has been doing this for one year. Valu has requested a loan to buy new chemicals and other supplies for her business. She has been a member of SPBD since 2012. With her profits, Valu hopes to start a business to help her children and expand her home.

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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
  • 66
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,620,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.4
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Valu to buy new chemicals and other supplies for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 31, 2012
Jun 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013