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Emi is a 35-year-old married woman with seven children.

She has a small plantation and grows tomatoes and cabbages to earn a living. She has been doing this for two years. Emi has requested a loan to buy vegetable seeds, gloves, a rake, hose, and wheelbarrow.

She has been a member of SPBD since 2012. With her profits, Emi hopes to expand her business in the future.

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
  • 12
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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 $425 helped Emi to buy vegetable seeds, gloves, a rake, hose, and wheelbarrow.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 24, 2012
Jun 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 20, 2013