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Umu is a 47-year-old married woman with 3 children. She would like to start growing taro, taamu (a root vegetable), yams, and bananas to earn a living. Umu has requested a loan to buy knives, chemicals, axes, a spade, and weed killer in order to help her operate her business. She became a member of SPBD this year. Umu will spend her profits to expand her business and to pay for her children's education.

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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
  • 23
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,515,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.2
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Umu to buy knives, chemicals, axes, a spade, and weed killer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 8, 2013
Feb 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014