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Gaufa is 47 years old and married, with six children.

She has a small plantation and grows taro, bananas, and yams to earn a living. She has been doing this for three years.

Gaufa has requested a loan to buy taro tubes, bush knives, boots, hose, a wheel-barrow, and chemicals.

She has been a member of SBPD since 2010. With her profits, Gaufa hopes to support her family as well as her children's education.

Additional Information

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
  • 67
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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 $650 helped Gaufa to buy taro tubes, bush knives, boots, hose, axes, a wheel-barrow, and chemicals.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 4, 2013
Oct 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014