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Tuusao is 66 years old and married with 9 children. She has a cattle farm and a small plantation where she grows taro, bananas, yams, and taamu that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for two years.

Tuusao needs a loan to buy chemicals, weed spray, a chainsaw, knives, and to pay 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
  • 26
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,515,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.2
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Tuusao to buy chemicals, weed spray, a chainsaw, and knives for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 22, 2013
Apr 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013