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Ita is a 46-year-old married woman with seven children. She has a small plantation and grows taro, taamu, bananas, yams etc to earn a living. She has been doing this for more than five years.

Ita has requested a loan to buy bush knives, chemicals, weed sprayers and an axe. She has been a member of SBPD since 2009. With her profits, Ita hopes to improve her standard of living and also to pay for 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.


About Samoa

  • $5,200
    Average annual income
  • 33
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,468,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Ita to buy bush knives, weed sprayers, chemicals and an axe.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 4, 2014
Apr 24, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2015