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Senara is a 41-year-old married woman with eight children.

She has a small plantation and grows taro, taamu, bananas and yams to earn a living. She has been doing this for two years.

Senara has requested a loan to buy knives, chemicals, an axe, a spade, etc., and to pay her children's school fees.

She has been a member of SBPD since 2008. With her profits, Senara hopes to extend her business.

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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
  • 32
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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 $1,125 helped Senara to buy knives, chemicals, axe, spade, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 8, 2013
Feb 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014