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Christina
Christina N., 20, is married with three children. She has many years of experience in the food-stall business. She sells to the general public three days per week.


She has had two previous loans with SPBD, a Kiva partner. She expects her weekly net cash flow to be 1250 Tala (about $520). SPBD loans are Christina’s only access to capital because she was never able to qualify for a loan with the traditional banks.

Additional Information

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

  • $6,344
    Average annual income
  • 21
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,382,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.9
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Christina purchase chicken, oil, onions, garlic, soya, rice, cooking pot.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 3, 2009
Listed
Jun 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
May 15, 2010