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Fai is 57 years old and married with 7 children. She has a small garden where she grows taro, bananas, yam and taamu that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for 2 years.

Fai needs a loan to buy chemicals, weed spray, a file and knives for her plantation. Fai will use the profits from her sales to save for her children'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
  • 34
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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 $450 helped Fai to buy chemicals, weed spray, chainsaw, knives, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 8, 2013
Feb 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 18, 2014