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Tutoatasi M.
Tutoatasi is 47 years of age and came from a family of 12 brothers and 1 sister. She is married with 3 children herself. Having a lot experience in elei printing, she decided to join SPBD because she thought by having a business of her own, she would be able to earn money for herself and her family.

With her first loan, Tutoatasi managed to buy the materials and elei paints needed for start-up. She's hoping that in future she will manage to own a flea market stall where she could display all her creations, especially her own designs.

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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
  • 38
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,764,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Tutoatasi M. to start with her elei business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 4, 2007
Sep 20, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2009