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Taua started her own flea market stand and as time went by she decided that she wanted to expand her career to do something else to coincide with her present business. She is grateful to SPBD for giving her the financing to start working on her vegetable plots. From it she then earns another extra one hundred and twenty daily which is higher than what she usually gets from her flea market stand. Now her husband who is her co-partner and herself make a profit of six hundred tala from both her small businesses in a week. Taua is very impressed with the outcome and she is always ready to make weekly payments of her loan.

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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
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Taua to purchase materials, gel, sandals, spray, glass, bags, hats, tanoa, fertilizer, knives, cabbage(seeds), (HI)=cement, and timber.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 13, 2007
Mar 25, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 31, 2008