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Avei is 46 years old and married with six children. She has a small garden where she grows taro, taamu and bananas that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for two years.

Avei needs a loan to buy barbed wire fence, a wheelbarrow, bush-knives and chemicals. She has been a member of SBPD since 2011. Avei will use the profits from her sales to expand their house.

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
  • 62
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,626,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.4
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Avei to buy barbed wire fence, wheelbarrow, bush-knives and chemicals.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 28, 2012
Jul 13, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013