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Pelenatete is a 65-year-old married woman with five children. For the past five years, she has operated a small plantation. To earn a living, she grows taro, taamu, and bananas.

Pelenatete is requesting a loan to buy weed sprayer, chemicals, bush knives, filings, and other items. With her profits, Pelenatete hopes to expand her house and support her family financially. She has been a member of SBPD since 2000. (would you please clarify more on this issue)

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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 $875 helped Pelenatete to buy weed sprayer, chemicals, bush knives, filings and an axe.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 4, 2014
Apr 29, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2015