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Akenese
Akenese U. is 48 and married with six children. She owns a business venture, selling ice-cakes (flavored ice in styrofoam cups). Akenese has 3 years of experience in this business. Akenese needs a loan of WST 2900 to buy sugar, styrofoam cups, and cordial (flavoring). She plans to use the earnings from her business (estimated to be 600 talas or US $250 per week) to financially support immediate members of her family.

In 2007, Akenese joined SPBD. This is her 4th loan with SPBD. SPBD's loans are Akenese'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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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
  • 150
    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 $1,125 helped Akenese to buy sugar, styrofoam cups, and cordial (flavoring).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 20, 2010
Listed
Aug 24, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Sep 15, 2011