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Tauva is 48 years old and married with 6 children. She has a small plantation where she grows taro and taamu that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for more than 5 years. Tauva needs a loan to buy chemicals, bush knives, weed sprayer, wheelbarrow, fertilizer. She has been a member of SBPD since 2011. Tauva will use the profits from her sales to support her family 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
  • 40
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,168,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Tauva to buy chemicals, bush knives, weed sprayer, wheelbarrow, fertilize.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 10, 2013
May 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014