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Toilalo is thirty one years of age and is married with four children. Toilalo owns and operates a business venture raising fish for sale. She has two years of experience in this business. Toilalo needs a loan of WST $1,500 to purchase a new canoe,fishing net and spears. She plans to use the profit from her business (estimated to be 200 talas or US $83 per week) to improve/expand the business.

Toilalo 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 Toilalo'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
  • 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 Toilalo to purchase a new canoe, fishing net and spears.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 23, 2011
Jan 9, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 18, 2012