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Seleni A., 38, is married and has 3 children. She has 5 years of experience in the sewing business. She sells to the general public 6 days per week. She has had 3 previous loans with SPBD. She expects her weekly net cash flow to be 350 Samoan Tala (~145 USD). SPBD loans are Seleni’s only access to capital because she has not 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

  • $6,344
    Average annual income
  • 6
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $6,972,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.0
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Seleni to purchase a new sewing machine, thread, needles and material.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 3, 2009
Jun 23, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2010