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Fetalaga is a 66-year-old widow woman with 5 children. She has a small plantation where she grows taro, taamu and bananas to earn a living. She has been doing this for more than 10 years.

She has requested a loan to buy bush knives, chemicals, a weed sprayer, a spade and a wheelbarrow for her business. She has been a member of SBPD since 2012. With her profits, Fetalaiga hopes to use her profit for her grandchildren's school fees and to support her family.

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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
  • 64
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,626,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.4
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Fetalaiga to buy bush knives, chemicals, a weed sprayer, a spade and a wheelbarrow.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 4, 2013
Oct 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014