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Lualuama is a 39-year-old woman who is married with seven children. She has a small business sewing clothes. She has one year of experience with this business. Lualuama needs a loan to buy a new sewing machine, needles, thread and material. She will use her profits to pay for her children's school fees. Lualuama joined SPBD in 2012 to gain access to financial services.

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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
  • 13
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,960,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Lualuama to buy a new sewing machine, needles, thread, buttons and rolls of new fabric.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 5, 2012
Apr 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 18, 2013