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Faialofa is a 60-year-old married woman with 10 children. She would like to start growing taro, bananas, tomatoes and cucumbers to earn a living. Faialofa has requested a loan to buy chemicals, a napsack, a sprayer, knives, a spade, a file, etc..for her plantation. Faialofa will spend her profits to extend her business.

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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
  • 31
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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 $450 helped Faialofa to buy chemicals, a knapsack, a sprayer, knives, a spade, a file, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 7, 2012
Dec 12, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013