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Tu is 74 years old and married, with 11 children.

She has a small garden where she grows taro, taamu, and other items that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for many years.

Tu needs a loan to buy tools for her business. She has been a member of SPBD since 2010. Tu will use the profits from her sales to extend her house.

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
  • 13
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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 $450 helped Tu to buy a wheelbarrow, bush knife, fertilizer, and shovels.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 15, 2012
Nov 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 19, 2013