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Malia's husband has been a fisherman all his life. This has been the family's main source of income. Malia is married with 7 children. Having a big family brings a lot of responsibilities. The hardest part for her is to pay for her children's education.

Malia decided to join SPBD because she wanted to buy some more equipment for their fishing business. Malia is planning to have a fishing boat in future and to own more equipment to help them so that it will make the work easier.

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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
  • 83
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,832,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Malia to assist in developing their fishing micro-business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 4, 2007
Sep 20, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2009