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Laumata
Laumata L. is a 28-year-old woman living in the town of Asaga. She is single and has one infant child.

Laumata owns and operates a tailoring business, providing general alteration and tailoring services to local community members. She has been engaged in this business for over seven years and earns approximately 500 WST a month.

In 2009, Laumata 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 new loan of 1,000 WST which will be used to purchase additional fabrics and materials. 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

  • $5,200
    Average annual income
  • 141
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,557,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.5
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Laumata to purchase additional fabrics and materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 20, 2009
Listed
Nov 26, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jan 13, 2011