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Kitiana is a 46-year-old married woman with five children. She has a small plantation and grows taamu (giant taro), yams, bananas and umala (sweet potato) to earn a living. She has been doing this for a year.

Kitiana is requesting a loan to buy fertilizer, herbicide, a mist blower, spades, tool sharpeners and a wheelbarrow. She has been a member of SPBD since 2011.

With her profits, Kitiana hopes to help improve her business, help with her family's matters and her kids' 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
  • 24
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,137,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.4
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Kitiana to buy fertilizers, herbicide, a mist blower, spades, a wheelbarrow etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 30, 2012
Sep 15, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013