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Leiu is a 54-year-old married woman with five children. She would like to start growing cucumbers, peas, cabbages, tomatoes, and pumpkins to earn a living. Leiu has requested a loan to buy chemicals, a weed sprayer, bush knives, and a spade for her business. She will use her profits to expand her business in the future.

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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 $450 helped Leiu to buy chemicals, a weed sprayer, bush knives, and a spade.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 21, 2012
Jan 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 19, 2013