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"Semeane is 65 years old and married with 11 children.
She has a small garden where she grows taro and bananas that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for many years. Semeane needs a loan to buy a weed killer, bush knives, sacks of fertilizer and baby taro plant to help maintain her business .
She has been a member of SPBD since 2013.Semeaane will use the profits from her sales to support her family and the business as well."

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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
  • 65
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,626,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Semeane to buy a weed killer, bush knives, sacks of fertilizer and baby taro plant.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 16, 2013
May 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014