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Akenese is a 36-year-old single woman with no children. She has a small plantation and grows taro, yams, green beans, green pepper and green onions to earn a living. She has been doing this for two years. Akenese has requested a loan to buy a wheelbarrow, spades, fertilizers, snail chemicals, a rake, gloves, weed killers and weed spray. Akenese joined SPBD in 2013. With her profits, she hopes to help her family members and improve 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
  • 68
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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 Akenese to buy fertilizer, snail chemicals, weed killer, gloves and a wheelbarrow.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 21, 2013
Mar 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 18, 2014