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Gese F., 43, is married with 7 children. She has 3 years of experience in the produce business. She sells her produce in the village 2 days per week while her husband does all the farming.. This is her first loan with SPBD. Gese would like a loan to purchase knives, weedkiller and pesticides. She expects her weekly net cash flow to be 250 Tala (~104 USD). SPBD loans are Gese's only access to capital because she does not qualify for a loan with the traditional banks.

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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
  • 2.7
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Gese to purchase knives, weedkiller and pesticides.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 17, 2008
Nov 1, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2009