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Faafeai is 73 years old and married. She has seven children.

Faafeai has a small garden where she grows taro and bananas, which she sells in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for many years.

Faafeai needs a loan to buy crops, chemicals and fertilizers for her farming business.

She has been a member of SPBD since 2006. Faafeai will use the profits from her sales to expand her business and financially support her immediate family.

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
  • 14
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,121,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,300 helped Faafetai to buy crops, chemicals and fertilizers for her farming business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 29, 2012
Jul 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013