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Tolotea is a 28-year-old married woman with two children. She has a small plantation and grows yam, taro etc. to earn a living. She has been doing this for six years.

Tolotea has requested a loan to improve her home conditions and buy new equipment for her business. Tolotea joined SPBD in 2011. Tolotea wishes 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
  • 67
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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 $550 helped Tolotea to buy fertilizer, a shovel, weed killer, bush knives and wheel knives.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 31, 2013
Feb 6, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 19, 2014