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Ailima is a 45 year old married woman with five children. She has a small plantation where she grows taro root and bananas to earn a living. She has been doing this for three years. Ailima has requested a loan to buy weed killer, weed sprayer and other equipment.
She has been a member of SPBD since 2011. With her profits, Ailima hopes to support her family.

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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
  • 22
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,620,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Ailima to buy weed killer and weed sprayer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 28, 2013
Mar 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013