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Maatane
Maatane is thirty-one years old and single with four children. She runs a small business, making and selling handicrafts to earn a living. She has two years of experience in this business.

Maatane requested a loan to purchase materials needed to make her handicrafts. She will use the profits from her sales to support her family and continue improving her business.

Maatane joined SPBD in 2012 to gain access to financial services. This is her 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

  • $6,344
    Average annual income
  • 24
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $6,856,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Maatane to purchase materials to make handicrafts to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 24, 2012
Listed
Mar 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Dec 18, 2012