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Lusa is a 40-year-old woman, who is married and has nine children. She would like to start growing taro, bananas, yams and taamu to earn a living. Lusa has requested a loan to buy chemicals, a weed sprayer, bush knives and spades for her farm.

Lusa will spend her profits to extend her business and save for her children's school fees.

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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
  • 28
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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 Lusa to buy inputs and tools she needs to begin farming taro, bananas, yams and taamu.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 21, 2012
Jan 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013