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Taulaai is a 46-year-old woman. She is married with five children.

She has a small garden where she grows taro, cabbages, cucumbers, and bananas that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for three years.

Taulaai needs a loan to buy chemicals, fertilizer, a wheelbarrow, tarpaulin and bush knives. Taulaai will use the profits from her sales to support her family and to renovate her house.

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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
  • 25
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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 $675 helped Taulaai to buy chemicals, fertilizer, a wheelbarrow, tarpaulin, and bush knives.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 10, 2014
Apr 24, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2015