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Akenese is an 18-year-old, married woman with no children.

She has a small plantation and grows taro and bananas to earn a living. She has been doing this for one year. Akenese has requested a loan to buy baby crops, barbed wire, a knife and boots.

Akenese became a member of SPBD in 2012. With her profits, Akenese hopes to extend her business in the near future.

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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
  • 48
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,168,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Akenese to buy baby crops, barbed wire, a knife and boots.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 4, 2012
Oct 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013