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Tafao
Tafao, 63, is married with three children. She owns and operates a business venture, selling snacks and other delicacies in the local community. She has two years of experience in this business. Tafao needs a loan of $1,500 Samoan Talas (WST) to purchase raw ingredients needed to make products for sale. She plans to use the profit from her business (estimated to be 400 WST or $167 US per week) to improve and expand the business.

In 2009, Tafao 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 Tafao's third loan with SPBD.

*SPBD evaluates the living conditions of each of its borrowers. Generally, a loan manager evaluates a variety of social metrics on a scale out of 3 (the higher the number, the better off the person is) and these are averaged for the "overall social metric score." For example, a 3 out of 3 on "level of education" would mean that the borrower has graduated from university.

About SPBD: In 2000, Greg Casagrande founded SPBD to improve the quality of life of people living in poverty in the poor island nations of the South Pacific. SPBD's philosophy of lending is based on a respect for each individual's innate human ingenuity, drive and self esteem. 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
  • 124
    View loans »
    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,268,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.4
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Tafao to purchase raw ingredients needed to make products to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 18, 2011
Listed
Nov 25, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Dec 18, 2012