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Mareta is a 27 year old married woman with 4 children. She makes and sells pork buns in her community to earn a living. She has 1 year of experience with this business. Mareta needs a loan to buy flour, yeast, sugar, salt, etc. She plans to use her profits to expand the business. Mareta has been a member of SPBD since 2012.

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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
  • 2.4
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Mareta to buy ingredients for making pork buns.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 27, 2012
May 8, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 18, 2013