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Fatima is 40 years old and is married with 4 children.

Fatima owns & operates a business venture, selling both food & daily-use products in the local community. She has many years of experience in this business. Fatima 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 2011, Fatima 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 Fatima's 2nd 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
  • 6
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,960,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.4
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Fatima to purchase additional food and daily-use products to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 30, 2011
Dec 13, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 18, 2012