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Motiana is a 53-year-old married woman with 4 children. She has a small plantation and grows taro and bananas to earn a living. She has been doing this for 4 years.

Motiana has requested a loan to buy chemicals, fertilizer, and items to repair her house (i.e. iron roofing sheets, nails and bags of cement).

She has been a member of SBPD since 2013. With her profits, Motiana hopes to expand her business.

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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
  • 24
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,131,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.2
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Motiana to buy chemicals, fertilizer, and things to repair her house (i.e. iron roofing sheets, nails and bags of cement).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 15, 2014
May 28, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2015