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Malaetia is a 36-year-old married woman with six children. She has a vegetable garden and grows different vegetables to earn a living. She has been doing this for many years. Malaetia has requested a loan to buy equipment needed for her current business. She has been a member of SPBD since 1998. With her profits, Malaetia hopes to expand 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
  • 12
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,121,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Malaetia to buy vegetable seeds, fertilizer, chemicals, gloves, and a wheelbarrow.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 21, 2013
Apr 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 18, 2014