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Tekauita
Tekauaita T. is 30 and married with five children (ages 6 - 19). She is starting a business, selling local Samoan snacks such as palusami (coconut cream wrapped in taro leaves), cooked taro, yams, and soupo ese (hearty papaya soup). Tekauaita needs a loan of WST $1000 to buy flour, flavoring, sugar, and plastic bags. She plans to use the earnings from her business (estimated to be 300 talas or US $125 per week) to improve/expand the business.

In 2010, Tekauaita joined SPBD. This is her first loan with SPBD. SPBD's loans are Tekauaita's only access to capital because she was never able to qualify for a loan with traditional banks.

About SPBD
In 2000, Greg Casagrande founded SPBD and since then, it has expanded from the main island of Upolu in Samoa to Savaii, as well as Tonga. SPBD's philosophy of lending is based upon the Grameen Bank lending method. Please join SPBD's lending team on KIVA to receive on-the-spot updates on SPBD.
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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

  • $6,344
    Average annual income
  • 10
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $6,970,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.5
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Tekauita to buy flour, flavoring, sugar, and plastic bags.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 15, 2010
Listed
May 18, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
May 15, 2011