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Taefali, a 47-year-old divorced mother of six, makes and sells taro and fried chicken in her community to earn a living. With two years of experience in this venture, Taefali is requesting a loan to purchase more taro, chicken and other cooking ingredients. She plans to use her profits to help with her children's education and extend her business. Taefali has been a member of SPBD since 2010.

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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 $450 helped Taefali to buy chicken legs, taro, cooking oil, onions, and salt.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 24, 2012
Sep 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013