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Eseta is a 55-year-old married woman with eight children. She would like to start growing taro and bananas to earn a living. Eseta has requested a loan to buy equipment, taro plants and banana trees to start her business.

She has been a member of SPBD for a year. Eseta will spend her profits on her children's school fees and will save more money so she can better her family.

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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
  • 25
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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 Eseta to buy taro plants, weed killer, chemicals, fertilizer and bush knives.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 22, 2012
Dec 11, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013