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Manuia is a 52-year-old married woman with seven children. To earn a living, she makes and sells german buns, donuts, and other local foods in her community. She has three years of experience with this business.

Manuia needs a loan to buy salt, flour, sugar, and meats. She plans to use her profits to improve her business in the future. Manuia has been a member of SPBD since 2011.

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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
  • 60
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,805,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.4
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Manuia to purchase ingredients for making snacks for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 10, 2012
May 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 18, 2013