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Meka is a 32-year-old married woman with five children. She has a small plantation and she grows taro, 'taamu', bananas and yams to earn a living. She has been doing this for three years.

Meka has requested a loan purchase fertilizers, chemicals, bush knives, weed killer, axes, rakes, etc. She has been a member of SBPD since 2012. With her profits, Meka hopes to improve her plantation, support her family, and cover 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
  • 25
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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 Meka to pay for chemicals, bush knives, weed killer, axes, rakes, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 15, 2013
Apr 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 18, 2014