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Lona is 42 years old and is married with 6 children. She has a small garden where she grows taro, bananas, and yams that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for 4 years. Lona needs a loan to buy another wheelbarrow, a shovel, a rake, some bush-knives, a weedkiller spray, and more tiapula, as well as to improve her family assets. She has been a member of SPBD since 2012. Lona will use the profits from her sales to graduate her children from college.

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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
  • 70
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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 Lona to buy a wheelbarrow, a shovel, a rake, bush-knives, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 13, 2012
Feb 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013