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Vine is 49 years old and married with 5 children.She has a small plantation where she grows taro and banana crops that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for many years. Vine needs a loan to help pay for her children's education and tools for her business, such as fertilizers, bush knives, and a wheel barrow. She has been a member of SPBD since 2010. Vine will use the profits from her sales to provide for her family's needs.

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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
  • 62
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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 $650 helped Vine to buy tools for her farm and pay for her children's school fees.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 8, 2012
Nov 15, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 19, 2013