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Filoi is a 32-year-old married woman with 5 children. She has a small plantation where she grows taro, banana, yam and taamu to earn a living. She has been doing this for more than 2 years. Filoi has requested a loan to buy chemicals, bush knives, weed sprayer and a wheelbarrow to expand her business. She has been a member of SPBD since 2011. She will save her profits to expand her house and pay for her children's education.

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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
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    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 $675 helped Filoi to buy chemicals, bush knives, weed sprayer, a wheelbarrow, and other items for her farm.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 9, 2012
Dec 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013