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Iuni is a 35-year-old, married woman with five children. She would like to start growing taro crops (e.g., yams, bananas) to earn a living.

Iuni has requested a loan to get all equipment needed for her business. She has been a member of South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) for two years. Iuni will spend her profits to help with her children's education and to support her family's daily needs.

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
  • 59
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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 Iuni to buy all equipment needed to grow taro crops.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 29, 2012
Dec 11, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013