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Sesilia is a 49-year-old married woman with three children. She has a small plantation and grows taro crops, banana crops, etc. to earn a living. She has been doing this for many years.

Sesilia has requested a loan to buy chemicals, fertilizer, and a backpack sprayer. She will also use part of her loan to buy cement, iron roofing and timber for her home improvement.

She has been a member of SPBD since 2010. With her profits, Sesilia hopes to provide her family with everyday needs and to help her children's education.

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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.


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About Samoa

  • $5,200
    Average annual income
  • 63
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,626,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.4
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Sesilia to buy chemicals, fertilizer, a backpack sprayer, cement, iron roofing and timber.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 6, 2014
Feb 24, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 20, 2015