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Meritiana is a 20-year-old married woman with 1 child. She would like to start growing taro, banana, yam, and tomatoes in order to earn a living. Meritiana has requested a loan to buy a backpack sprayer, chainsaw, and wheelbarrow for her business. She will spend her profits to support her family and to pay for her child'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
  • 23
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,515,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.4
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Meritiana to buy a backpack sprayer, chainsaw, and wheelbarrow.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 2, 2013
Aug 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014