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Opetela is 25 years old, married and has 1 child. She would like to start growing taro and taamu plants to earn a living. Opetela has requested a loan to purchase farming tools and chemicals to start her business. She has been a member of SPBD for a year. Opetela will spend her profits to buy more farming tools to expand her business.

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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
  • 12
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,121,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Opetela to buy weed killers, a grass cutter, bush knives, and shovels.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 30, 2012
Sep 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013