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Faatauu, a 26-year-old married mother of four, has a small garden where she grows taro, taamu, yams and bananas that she sells in her community and at the market. She has been doing this for two years.

A member of SBPD since 2010, Faatauu is requesting a loan to buy chemicals, weed spray, a chainsaw and knives for her business. She will use the profits from her sales to pay for her children's school fees.

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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
  • 61
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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 Faatauuu to buy chemicals, weed spray, a chainsaw, knives, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 22, 2013
Apr 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014