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Toe is 28 years old and married with two children. She has a small garden where she grows cabbages, cucumbers, pumpkins,and tomatoes that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for almost two years. Toe needs a loan to buy seeds, chemicals, pots, fertilizer and a hose for her vegetables garden. Toe will use the profits from her sales 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
  • 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 $450 helped Toe to buy seeds, chemicals, pots, fertilizer and a hose for her vegetable garden.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 8, 2013
Feb 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 19, 2014