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Eleitino is a 31-year-old, married woman with 5 children.

She would like to start growing taro and banana crops to earn a living. Eleitino has requested a loan to purchase a grass-sprayer, chemicals, a knife, boots and a wheel barrow for her business.

She joined SPBD in 2012. Eleitino will spend her profits to help supplement her family's income.

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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
  • 31
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,468,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Eleitino to pay for a grass-sprayer, chemicals, a knife, boots and a wheel barrow.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 4, 2012
Oct 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 19, 2013