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Safua is a 53-year-old married woman with 5 children. She has a small plantation and grows taro to earn a living. She has been doing this for 10 years. Safua has requested a loan to buy chemicals, a weed-sprayer, a bag of fertilizer and bush knives. She has been a member of SBPD since 2011. With her profits, Safua hopes to save more for unexpected emergencies 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
  • 65
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,620,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.4
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Safua to buy chemicals, a weedsprayer, a bag of fertilizer and bush knives.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 21, 2013
Dec 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 22, 2014