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Taulelea is 44 years old and married with six children. For the past three years she has grown taro, cabbages, cucumbers and bananas which she sells in her community or at the market.

Taulelelea is applying for a 1,000 WST loan through SPBD to buy fertilizer, a wheelbarrow, gloves, shovels, a bush knife, a mist blower and a rake. She will use the profits from her produce 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
  • 62
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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 Taulelea to buy supplies for her farm.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 12, 2013
Dec 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 22, 2014