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Mele is a 32-year-old married woman with two children. She would like to start growing taro and banana to earn a living. Mele has requested a loan to buy equipment and other items she will need such as fertilizer, gloves, bush knives, a wheelbarrow and shovels for her business. She has been a member of South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) for 2 years. Mele will spend her profits to pay her children's school fees and save some for a better future for 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
  • 24
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,131,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Mele to purchase fertilizer, gloves, bush knives, a wheelbarrow and shovels.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 22, 2013
Mar 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014