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Vaavaai is a 28 year old married woman with 2 children. She has a small plantation and grows taro to earn a living. She has been doing this for many years.

Vaavaai has requested a loan to buy materials needed for her plantation. She has been a member of SPBD since 2011. With her profits,Vaavaai hopes to expand her business and keep on doing it for family income.

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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
  • 64
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,626,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Vaavaai to buy fertilizer, chemicals and crops.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 5, 2012
Jul 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013