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Gafa is a 20-year-old married woman with 1 child. She would like to start growing taro plants to earn a living. She has requested a loan to buy barbed wire, a crowbar, a wheelbarrow and manure chemicals to start her plantation. She became a member of SPBD in 2012. Gafa will spend her profits to expand her business.

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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
  • 67
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,620,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Gafa to buy barbed wire, a crowbar, a wheelbarrow and manure chemicals.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 28, 2012
Jul 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013