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Saitua is 41 years old, married, and has seven children. She has a small plantation and grows bananas, taro, and yams, which she has been doing for four years.

Saitua is requesting a loan, which she will use to buy knives, wheel barrel, and other tools. She has been a member of SPBD since 2010. With her profits, Saitua hopes to expand her plantation.

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
  • 12
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,121,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Saitua to purchase bush knives, shovel, wheel barrel, and gloves.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 2, 2012
Nov 16, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 19, 2013