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Siline is a 53-year-old married woman with eight children. She has a small plantation and grows taro to earn a living. She has been doing this for 6 years.

Siline has requested a loan to buy more chemicals, sprayers, gloves, boots and crops.

She has been a member of SPBD since 2008. With her profits, Siline hopes to pay for her childrens 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
  • 63
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    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 $1,225 helped Siline to buy chemicals, sprayers, gloves, boots, and crops.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 20, 2012
Oct 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013