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Monette is 31 years old and married with three children. She has a small farm and grows taro, taamu, ufi and bananas to earn a living. She has been doing this for many years. Monette has requested a loan to repair her home and improve her business. She has been a member of SPBD since 2011. With her profits, Monette hopes to expand her business and save more to help her children education.

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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
  • 63
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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 Monette to buy bush knives, weed killer, seeds, and a shovel for her faming business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 9, 2012
Aug 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013