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Louena is twenty one years of age and is married and has no children. Louena owns & operates a business venture, selling fried foods in the local community. She has 1 year of experience in this business. Louena needs a loan of WST 1,000 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, Louena 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 Louena's 1st 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
  • 33
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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 $425 helped Louena to purchase additional products to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 23, 2011
Jan 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 22, 2013