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Rosita is a 22-year-old married woman with four children. She has a small plantation and grows taro and yams to earn a living. She has been doing this for two years.

Rosita has requested a loan to buy chemicals, fertilizer, shovels, etc. She has been a member of SPBD since 2012. With her profits, Rosita hopes to buy new roofing iron for her home.

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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
  • 10
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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 Rosita to buy fertilizers, chemicals and shovels.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 26, 2012
Aug 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013