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Tauveve S. (0) is a 25-year-old woman living in the town of Samalaeulu Leauvaa. She is married and has one infant child.

Tauveve owns and operates a business running a bakery, baking and selling cakes in the local community. She has been engaged in this business for over two years and earns approximately 250 WST a month.

In 2008, Tauveve joined SPBD to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and her ability to engage in business activities. She has successfully repaid a previous loan of 750 WST from SPBD. This previous loan was used to purchase baking equipment.

Tauveve is now requesting a new loan of 1,500 WST which will be used to invest in expanding her business. The loan will be her 2nd from SPBD. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve the general living conditions of her family.

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

  • $5,200
    Average annual income
  • 54
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,794,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Tauveve to invest in expanding her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 21, 2009
Sep 3, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2010