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Fiataua L., 45, is married with six children. She has many years of experience in the plantation and livestock business. She sells her wares in the village three days each week. She has received two previous loans with SPBD. She expects her weekly net cash flow to be around 400 Tala (160 USD). SPBD loans are Fiataua’s only access to capital because she was never able to qualify for a loan with the traditional banks. She plans to use her loan to purchase supplies to help her run her plantation business.

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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
  • 64
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,626,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.4
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Fiataua purchase pesticides,barbed wire, nails and other supplies for her plantation.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 12, 2008
Aug 9, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2009