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Melegalenuu is a 53-year-old married woman with seven children. She has a small plantation and grows taro, taamu, yams, caprioca, and bananas. She has been doing this for two years.

Melegalenuu has requested a loan to buy fertilizers, weed spray, weed killer, bush knives, a wheel barrow, a mist blower, a crow bar, and a chain saw. She joined SPBD in 2012. With her profits, Melegalenuu hopes to improve her business, help her kids with their education, and attend to her other family matters.

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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
  • 71
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,620,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.4
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Melegalenuu to buy fertilizer, weed spray, weed killer, bush knives and other equipment.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 6, 2012
Sep 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013