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Sili 1 Centre - Group 4
In this Group: Faamalie Fiti, Aunuua Fiu
Faamalie and Aunuua from Sili 1, Savaii, are borrowing from SPBD for the first time. They both have undergone four weeks of training in business management and maintenance of a savings account, and have passed a written test on the SPBD principles: business, savings, weekly meetings, payments, and group guarantee. Over the next 52 weeks, they will support each other in their individual business development and in repaying their loans on time.

Faamalie Fiti A., 67, widowed, has 10 children. She would like to enter the vegetable farming business. Her sons are already farmers. With her loan, Faamalie will purchase a knife, pesticides, a weed-killing sprayer, a spade, and a wheel barrow.

Aunuua Fiu S., 37, is married and has 8 children. She has two years of experience in making handbags, a practice she learned from her sister-in-law. Her loan will be used to purchase plastic bags (clear and colored), materials, four scissors, and thread.

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.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Samoa

  • $6,344
    Average annual income
  • 7
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,072,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Sili 1 Centre - Group 4's $575 loan helped a member purchase of a weed-killing sprayer, machete, a spade, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
May 9, 2008
Listed
Apr 25, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Jun 20, 2009