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Seine is 29 years old. married, and has two children. She has a small garden where she grows taro and banana, which she sells in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for three years.

Seine is requesting a loan, which she will use to purchase more chemicals and farming tools to expand her business. She has been a member of SBPD since 2010. Seine will use the profits from her sales to save for family needs.

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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
  • 12
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,121,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Seine to purchase chemicals, wheel barrow, gloves, mist blower, weed killer, and bush knives.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 15, 2012
Dec 11, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013