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Urima is 49 years old and married, with five children. She has a small plantation where she grows taro, ta'amu, and bananas, which she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for many years. Urima needs a loan to buy chemicals, a weed sprayer, bush knives, filings, and an axe for her business. She has been a member of SPBD since 2008. Urima will use the profits from her sales to support her children and her family members.

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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 $350 helped Urima to buy chemicals, a weed sprayer, bush knives, filings, and an axe.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 9, 2012
Nov 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 19, 2013