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Tia
Tia T. is 53 and married with six children (ages 10 - 35). She owns a business selling lava-lavas (bottom-half wrap-around prints worn by both men and women). Tia has many years of experience in this business. Tia needs a loan of WST $1,500 to purchase additional fabrics & materials. She plans to use the earnings from her business (estimated to be 450 talas or US $188 per week) to improve/expand her business.

In 2009, Tia joined SPBD. This is her second loan with SPBD. SPBD's loans are Tia'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. http://www.kiva.org/community/viewTeam?team_id=8375

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
  • 134
    View loans »
    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,268,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Tia to purchase additional fabrics & materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 30, 2010
Listed
Aug 11, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 22, 2011