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Faalilois, a 65-year-old married mother of six, has run a business selling general goods and products in her community for 10 years. A member of SPBD since 2008, Faalilo has requested a loan to buy more goods and products for the shop. She plans to use her profits to improve quality and pay for her children's education.

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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
  • 88
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,709,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.4
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,250 helped Faalilo to buy goods and products for the shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 25, 2012
Jun 15, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 20, 2013