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Motiana I., 49, is married with 6 children. She has 3 years of experience in the plantation business. She sells to the village people and the public 5 days per week. She expects her weekly net cash flow to be 200 Tala (~83 USD).

Motiana has two previous loans from SPBD. SPBD loans are her only access to capital because she has never been able to qualify for a loan with traditional banks. Her loan will be used to buy chemicals, fertilizer, weed killer and bush knives. Her husband is helping her operating the business.

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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
  • 64
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,626,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Motiana purchase axe, chemicals, sack of fertilizer, weed killer and bush knives.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 7, 2009
Dec 1, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2010