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Noriko is a 32-year-old mother of six. Her business is running a flea market stall of handicrafts at the Savalalo market. She also sells in front of her house. She makes $100.00-150.00 WST ($40-60 USD) a day from selling handicrafts and she uses her earnings to help support her family.

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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
  • 2.7
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Noriko to restock her flea market stall.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 16, 2008
Jan 2, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2009