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Orepa is 43 years old, married, and has six children. She plans to start a small business, making elei (Samoan printed cloth) and sewing.

Orepa is requesting a loan, which she will use to buy a new sewing machine and some paints and materials for the elei. She will use her profits to expand her business. Orepa joined SPBD in 2010 to gain access to financial services.

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
  • 13
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,960,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.4
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Orepa to purchase materials to start a sewing business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 27, 2012
May 8, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 18, 2013