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Ryanna A., 29, is married with two children. She has five years of experience in her taxi business. She provides service to the village people and the public six days per week and expects her weekly net cash flow to be 400 Tala (~166 USD). She has three previous loans with SPBD.

SPBD loans are Ryanna’s only access to capital because she was never 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
  • 30
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,794,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Ryanna to purchase car parts and a car battery.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 26, 2009
Jul 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2010