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Faaiuga is a 40-year-old widow with four children. She grows and sells cabbages, cucumbers and other items in her community to earn a living. She has many years of experience with this business. Faaiuga needs a loan to buy new equipment for her business. She plans to use her profits to help with her family’s everyday needs. Faaiuga has been a member of SPBD since 2013.

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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
  • 24
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,137,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Faaiuga to buy vegetable seeds, fertilizer, chemicals, weed killer and gloves for use in her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 22, 2013
Apr 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014