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Leatulai M. is forty-five years old with four children. She and her husband both struggled for a better life for their children. One of their children is working while the other three are still in school.

Leatulai owns a piggery business in which she sells live pigs. Her piggery is divided into three different groups: the big ones, medium and the small ones. There are more than fifty pigs all together in Leatuali's piggery including the ten little pigs. Her husband and the kids help feed the animals in the morning and in the evening. She has no problem with her business. Nearly ten customers per week buy pigs for family faalavelave (village functions such as weddings, funerals, birthdays and special occasions). This is proof to her that her business project is growing.

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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
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Leatulai to purchase cement, fencing and roofing materials to improve and expand her pigpen.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 26, 2007
Mar 10, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 26, 2008