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Toafa is a 38-year-old married woman with four children. She would like to start growing taro, taamu, bananas and yams to earn a living. Toafa has requested a loan to buy knives, a weed sprayer, a chainsaw and a wheelbarrow.

She has been a member of SPBD for one year. Toafa will spend her profits to expand her business.

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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
  • 36
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,620,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Toafa to buy knives, a weed sprayer, a chainsaw and a wheelbarrow for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 16, 2012
Nov 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013