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Leiloa is a 65 year-old married woman with eight children. She has a small plantation and grows taro, banana and yams to earn a living. She has been doing this for many years. Leiloa has requested a loan in order to purchase more farming tools and chemicals to expand her business. She has been a member of Kiva partner SBPD since 2009. With her profits, Leiloa hopes to save 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
  • 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 $1,100 helped Leiloa to purchase a wheel barrow, bush knives, fertilizers and shovels..
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 7, 2013
Mar 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 18, 2014