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Selesitina is a 47-year-old married woman with 4 children. She would like to start growing a taro plantation to earn a living. She has requested a loan to buy more supplies, such as chemicals, fertilizer, shovels, picks and weed spray. She has been a member of SPBD for 2010 years. Selesitina will spend her profits to improve and maintain the business.

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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
  • 25
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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 $875 helped Selesitina to buy chemicals, fertilizers, shovels, picks, weed spray.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 4, 2012
Nov 3, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013