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Kasileta is a 19-year-old married woman with one child. She would like to start growing taro, bananas, yams and taamu (a root vegetable) to earn a living. Kasileta has requested a loan to buy chemicals, a weed sprayer, bush knives, a spade, etc for her farm. Kasileta will spend her profits to extend her business and save for her child'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
  • 26
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    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 Kasileta to buy chemicals, a weed sprayer, bush knives, a spade, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 13, 2012
Feb 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014