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Tufaina F., 38, is married with four children. She has five years of experience in the plantation business. She sells to the village people and public, two days per week. She has had one previous loan with SPBD. She expects her weekly net cash flow to be 100 tala (~$35 US). SPBD loans are Tufaina’s only access to capital because she has never been able to qualify for a loan with the traditional banks.

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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
  • 102
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,709,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.9
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Tufaina to purchase sacks of fertilizers, an axe and an electric chain saw.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 9, 2009
Jun 23, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2010