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Makerita is a solo mother of three children. She runs a small plantation business and has been doing this for two years. She plans to use this loan to purchase two gallons of chemicals, a mist blower for her plantation business, and cement and iron roofing for home improvements. Makerita joined the SPBD program last year to gain access to financial assistance, which has enabled her to earn some money to take care of her three small children. She has now managed to improve their living conditions with this loan and hopes to expand her business in the future.

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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
  • $8,137,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Makerita to purchase chemicals, a mist blower, cement, and iron roofing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 16, 2014
Jun 17, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 20, 2015