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Ofeira
Ofeira is thirty-seven years of age and is married with four children.

Ofeira owns and operates a business venture sewing clothes to sell to her villages . She has one year of experience in this business. Ofeira needs a loan of WST 1,000 to purchase materials , threads and needles. She plans to use the profit from her business (estimated to be 350 talas or US $146 per week) to improve/expand the business.

In 2011, Ofeira 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 Ofeira's first 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
  • 89
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,683,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.4
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Ofeira to purchase materials, threads and needles.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Dec 16, 2011
Listed
Jan 9, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Feb 20, 2013