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Ula Paese is a 38-year-old, married woman. She has seven children. She has a small plantation and grows cucumbers, tomatoes, green beans and pumpkins, to earn a living. She has been doing this for two years.

Ula has requested a loan to buy a wheel barrow, weed spray, a pair of gloves, fertilizer, and chemicals. She has been a member of SPBD since 2013. With her profits, Ula hopes to improve her business. She hopes to earn more profits, to help her business and her kids' educations.

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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
  • 61
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,626,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Ula to buy a wheel barrow and other farming tools and supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 19, 2013
Dec 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 22, 2014