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Kisa is a 36 year-old single woman with no 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. Kisa has requested a loan to purchase fertilizers, chemicals, bush knives, weed killer, axes, rakes, etc. She has been a member of SBPD since 2013. With her profits, Kisa hopes to improve her plantation and support 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
  • 27
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,620,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Kisa to pay for chemicals, bush knives, weed killer, axes, rakes, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 5, 2013
Apr 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014