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Saua is a 46-year-old married woman with 2 children. She would like to start growing vegetables to earn a living. She has requested a loan to buy knives, rakes, chemicals, weed spray and seeds. She will use her profits to extend her business and support her children's education. Saua joined SPBD this year.

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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
  • 62
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,626,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.2
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Saua to buy knives, rakes, chemicals, weed spray and seeds to help her in planting vegetables.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 8, 2013
Feb 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 18, 2014