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Lanuola is a 56-year-old married woman with six children. She has a small plantation and grows cabbages, green onions, tomatoes, green peppers, and carrots to earn a living. She has been doing this for one year. Lanuola has requested a loan to buy vegetable seeds, fertilizers, chemicals, a hose, and a wheel barrow. She has been a member of SPBD since 2013. With her profits, Lanuola 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
  • 69
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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 $225 helped Lanuola to buy vegetable seed, fertilizers, chemicals, a hose, and a wheel barrow.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 5, 2013
Dec 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014