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Minesota is a 37-year-old single woman with two children. She has a small plantation where she grows cocoa beans that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for three years. Minesota needs a loan to buy tools such as rakes and bush knives to help her operate her business. She has been a member of SBPD since 2010. Minesota will use the profits from her sales to improve her business and support 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
  • 26
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,473,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Minesota to buy chemicals, bush knives, weed killer, axes, and rakes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 28, 2013
Apr 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014