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Matainofo is a 28-year-old married woman with one child. She runs a plantation business which has been in operation for many years. Matainofo is requesting a loan to assist her in purchasing chemicals and fertiliser for improving her plantation; iron roofing, timber, nails and cement to help with her home renovation; and school uniforms for her child. Matainofo hopes to maintain her plantation business and use some of the profits to assist with her family's daily needs.

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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
  • 26
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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 $875 helped Matainofo to buy chemicals, fertiliser, timber, cement, iron roofing, nails, and school uniforms.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 16, 2013
Jun 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014