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Gustav is 28 years old and married with one child. She runs a small business selling snacks, curry, rice, soft drinks and more in her community; she has been doing this for two years.

Gustav joined SPBD in 2012 to gain access to capital. She has requested a loan to purchase more goods for her canteen and food stall. Gustav will use her earnings for home improvement expenses and to expand her business.

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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

  • $6,344
    Average annual income
  • 9
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $6,875,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Gustav to purchase goods for her food stall.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 4, 2012
May 14, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013