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Faiva is fifty-seven years of age and is married with one child. Faiva owns and operates a business venture, baking and selling a variety of baked goods in the local community. She has two years of experience in this business.

Faiva needs a loan of WST 1,500 to buy an additional oven to help increase her product output. She plans to use the profit from her business (estimated to be 200 talas or US $83 per week) to improve/expand the business.

Faiva 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 Faiva's second 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
  • 32
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,766,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.4
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Faiva to buy an additional oven to help increase product output.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 30, 2011
Dec 29, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 18, 2012