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Malo is 42 years old and single but with two children. She has a small herd of pigs, chickens, and cows which she raises and sells to the public. She has been doing this for two years.

Malo needs a loan to buy barbed wire, a shovel, ropes, more cows and chickens for her herd. She is a new member of SPBD this year 2012. Malo will use the profits from her sales to improve her family assets.

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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 Malo to buy barbed wire, a shovel, ropes, more cows and chickens, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 5, 2012
Oct 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013