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Niuia
Niuia is 66 years of age and married with seven children. She owns and operates a business selling snacks and cooked food to local communities. She has 2 years of experience in this business. Niuia needs a loan of WST $1500 to purchase additional products to sell. She plans to use the profit from her business (estimated to be 400 talas or US $167 per week) to improve/expand the business.

In 2010, Niuia 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 Niuia's 2nd loan with SPBD.

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

  • $5,200
    Average annual income
  • 92
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,683,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Niuia to purchase additional products to sell such as snack foods and meat.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 4, 2011
Listed
Sep 28, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 15, 2012