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Paulina
Paulina S. (0) is a 43-year-old woman living in the town of Fusi Safotulafai. She is married and has four school-aged children.

Paulina owns and operates a fishing business, harvesting and selling ocean-caught fish in the local community. She has been engaged in this business for over three years and earns approximately 200 WST a month.

In 2009, Paulina joined SPBD to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and her ability to engage in business activities. She is requesting a loan of 1,000 WST which will be used to purchase fishing equipment including hooks and nets. The loan will be her first from SPBD. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve and expand her business.


About SPBD:
SPBD's mission is to improve the quality of life of people living in poverty in the poor island nations of the South Pacific. SPBD's philosophy of lending is based on a respect for each individual's innate human ingenuity, drive and self-esteem.


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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
  • 15
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $6,970,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Paulina to purchase fishing equipment including hooks and nets.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 24, 2009
Listed
Sep 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 15, 2010