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"Matafale is a 38-year-old married woman, with three children.

She would like to start growing taro plants and banana trees to earn a living. Matafale has requested a loan to buy crops, a plant sprayer, chemicals, a wheelbarrow, a rake, a bush knife, and barbed wire for her business.

She has been a member of SPBD for two years. Matafale will spend her profits to pay her children's school fees.

Additional Information

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
  • 65
    View loans »
    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,620,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Matafale to buy a plant sprayer, chemicals, and other tools to grow taro and bananas.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 20, 2012
Sep 28, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013