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Leati is a 48-year-old married woman with 6 children. She has a small plantation and grows taro, banana, yams to earn a living. She has been doing this for many years. Leati has requested a loan to buy materials and equipment needed for making her plantation business. She has been a member of SPBD since 2013. With her profits, Leati 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
  • 64
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,626,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Leati to purchase fertilizer, shovels, wheel-barrel, weed killer, and a mist blower.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 7, 2013
Apr 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014