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Lavaniu is a young, single mother from the village of Elise Fou. She runs her own small elei printing business that provides her with a source of income for her family.

This will be her third loan from SPBD, which will further assist her with her business as she needs the income to support her two children and to help with family commitments. Lavaniu supplies her products to a few outlets in town and also has a market stall at her village. She is grateful for the assistance from SPBD for bringing her thus far.

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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
  • 13
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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 $900 helped Lavaniu to buy materials for her business and for her home improvement.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 31, 2007
Oct 16, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 20, 2009