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Faaolo is 22 years old. Her father is the only breadwinner of their family of 8 people. She comes from a poor family so she decided to join SPBD to help her to start her own elei printing business (a traditional Samoan way of printing fabrics). She's now earning good money and helps her father to support their family financially.

Faaolo is planning to have a small block in the flea market where she can sell her elei printing materials and other handicrafts like bags, weaving fans and so on.

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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
  • 7
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,960,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Faaolo to start her elei printing business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 6, 2007
Aug 23, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 16, 2008