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Punitia is 31 years old married woman with 3 children. She has a small plantaion where she grows taro, taamu, yams and bananas, that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for more than 3 years.Punitia needs a loan to buy pickaxes, spade, wheelbarrow, fertilizer and manure chemical. She has been a member of SBPD since 2010.Punitia will use the profits from her sales to improve her family standard of living and her childre's education 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
  • 67
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,620,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Punitia to buy pickaxes, spade, wheelbarrow, fertilizer and manure chemical.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 17, 2013
May 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014