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Isapela is a 34-year-old married woman with five children. She would like to start growing a vegetable garden to earn a living. Isapela has requested a loan to buy more supplies such as fertilizers, chemicals, a water hose, and seeds. She has been a member of SPBD for one year. Isapela will spend her profits to extend and improve her business and for the betterment of her family.

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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
  • 34
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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 Isapela to buy fertilizers, chemicals, a water hose, and gloves.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 9, 2012
Nov 16, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 19, 2013