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Malia is a 30-year-old married woman with five children.

She has a small farm and raises pigs to earn a living. She has been doing this for two years.

Malia has requested a loan to buy young piglets, barbed wire for the fence, pig food and a wheelbarrow.

She has been a member of SPBD since 2011. With her profits, Malia hopes to expand her business in the future.

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
  • 50
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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 Malia to buy young piglets, barbed wire, pig food and a wheelbarrow.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 15, 2012
Nov 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 19, 2013