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Sisigafua
Sisigafua V., 58, is married and has eight children. She has two years of experience in the taro plantation and segetable business. She sells to the village people three days a week. She has no previous loans with SPBD. She expects her weekly net cash flow to be 200 Tala (about $140 USD). SPBD loans are Sisigafua’s only access to capital because she is not able to qualify for a loan with 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
  • 127
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,268,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Sisigafua purchase weed killling spray, chemicals, spades, ax, wheelbarrow and planting instruments.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 19, 2009
Listed
Jul 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jul 16, 2010