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Lina
Lina is twenty-six years of age and is married with three children.

Lina owns & operates a business venture, selling fabric handicrafts to tourists and local community members. She has one year of experience in this business. Lina needs a loan of WST $1,000 to purchase materials ,painting,craft board for elei printing. She plans to use the profit from her business (estimated to be 200 talas or US $83 per week) to improve/expand the business.

Lina 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 Lina's 1st 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
  • 113
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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 $425 helped Lina to purchase materials, painting, craft board for elei printing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Dec 22, 2011
Listed
Jan 9, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Feb 20, 2013