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Asega is 54 years of age and married with 5 children. Asega owns and operates a business venture selling lavalavas (bottom-half wrap-around prints worn by both men and women). She has 2 years of experience in this business. Asega needs a loan of 2,500 WST to purchase additional fabrics and materials. She plans to use the profit from her business (estimated to be 520 WST or US $133 per week) to improve/expand the business.

In 2008, Asega joined SPBD to gain access to financial services. Most of SPBD's clients are unable to borrow from commercial banks, because they lack collateral. This is Asega's 5th loan with 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

  • $5,200
    Average annual income
  • 108
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,709,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.4
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Asega to purchase additional fabrics and materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 18, 2011
Apr 12, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 19, 2012