Check out some available loans that are similar to this one!
Ripine is 41 year old woman who is married with 5 children. She has a small garden where she grows taro, taamu, yams and bananas that she can sell in her community. She has 3 years of experience with this business. Ripine has requested a loan to buy more tiapula (the head of a taro root for replanting), a shovel, some bush knives, a rake, an axe and some fertilizer for her plantation. She plans to use her profits to improve her family's assets. She has been a member of SPBD since 2009.

Additional Information

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
  • 67
    View loans »
    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,620,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Ripine to buy more tiapula, a shovel, some bush knives, a rake, an axe and some fertilizer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 21, 2012
Jan 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 19, 2013