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Loimata is a 40-year-old married woman with three children. For many years, she has been growing bananas, yams, taro, and other crops to earn a living. Loimata has been a member of SPBD since 2012.

Loimata is requesting a loan to buy chemicals for her farm along with nails, iron roofing materials, and cement to improve her home. She hopes to use the profit from her loan to help with her children’s education.

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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
  • 28
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,468,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Loimata to buy chemicals for her farm and nails, iron roofing materials, and cement to improve her home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 23, 2013
Jun 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014