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Teiane is 30 years old and married with no children. She has a small garden where she grows taro, bananas and yams that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for two years. Teiane needs a loan to buy knives, a knapsack sprayer, a chainsaw, wheelbarrow, etc. She has been a member of SPBD since 2010. Teiane will use the profits from her sales to expand her house.

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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
  • 32
    View loans »
    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,468,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Teiane to buy knives, a chainsaw, a knapsack sprayer, wheelbarrow etc., for her agricultural business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 9, 2012
Nov 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013