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Tapaau is 42 years old and married, with two children. She has a small garden where she grows taro, bananas, and yams, so that she can sell them in her community, or at the market, with her children's help. She has been doing this for two years.

Tapaau needs a loan to buy a new wheelbarrow, a shovel, a rake, some bush-knives, weedkiller spray, and more tiapula (an underground plant stem that serves as a storage organ by some plants). She is a new member of South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) in 2012. Tapaau will use the profits from her sales to improve her family assets.

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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
  • 32
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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 Tapaau to buy garden tools and supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
53 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 21, 2012
Jan 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014