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Potoae is 41 years old and married. She has 6 children. Potoae runs a small business selling drinks, cupcakes, cookies and boiled eggs in her community. She has been running her business for 2 years.

Potoae has requested a loan to renew her house. She joined SPBD in 2012 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Potoae will use her profits to ensure the betterment of her service.

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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 Potoae to buy flour, sugar, candy, snacks, soft drinks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 20, 2012
May 20, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 20, 2013