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Tusipo is 33 years old and married with four children.

She has a small garden where she grows pineapples that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for two years. Tusipo needs a loan to buy a wheelbarrow, chemicals, knives, spade, and weed spray.

She has been a member of SBPD since 2011. Tusipo will use the profits from her sales to support her family.

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
  • 65
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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 Tusipo to buy a wheelbarrow, chemicals, knives, spade, and weed spray.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 31, 2013
Nov 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 20, 2014