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Elisapeta I. has been in business for four years now. She runs a flea market business in the City of Apia selling shoes. This business has helped Elisapeta support her family, especially her children's education. She has a very good loan history and has already paid back her previous loans with no difficulties. Elisapeta has 5 grown up children, with two of them working now, and three still in school. She is requesting a loan of $1000 which she will use to purchase 3-dozen shoes for her business and also iron roofing for her house.

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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
  • 6
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,960,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Elisapeta to purchase more shoes for her flea market.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 18, 2008
Apr 23, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 24, 2009