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"Sene is 30 years old and a married woman with 3 children. She has a small garden where she grows taro, taamu, bananas, yams, etc. that she can sell in her community and at the market. She has been doing this for 5 years.

Sene needs a loan to buy chemicals, weed sprayer, bush knives,chainsaw,metal filing, and axe. She has been a member of SBPD since 2008. She will use the profits from her sales to improve her family's standard of living and 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
  • 26
    View loans »
    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 $1,325 helped Sene to buy chemicals, weed sprayer, bush knives, metal filing and axe.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 11, 2014
Apr 29, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2015