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Faatoaga T., 66, is married with six children. Not allowing her age to restrict her, Faatoaga is still very active. She has been selling vegetables for many years to the people in her village, working six days per week.

She expects her weekly net cash flow to be 200 Tala (~$83 USD). This is Mrs. T.'s first loan request. She sees this first loan as a very successful way for sustainable development in her family.

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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
  • 62
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,626,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.5
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Faatoaga to purchase cabbages, tomatoes, cucumbers, pumpkins, lemons, and a small cash box.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 26, 2008
May 12, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 24, 2009