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Fetu is a 42-year-old married woman with 6 children. She has a small plantation and grows yams, bananas, taro, etc. to earn a living. She has been doing this for many years. She has requested a loan to pay for her children's education and to buy new equipment for her business. She has been a member of SPBD since 2009. With her profits, Fetu hopes to provide her family's everyday needs.

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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
  • 28
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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 $900 helped Fetu to buy shovels, fertilizer, weed killer, gloves, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 31, 2013
Feb 6, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013