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For the past year Elsie, a 29-year-old married mother of three, has been running a small business selling BBQ in her community. She joined SPBD in 2012 to gain access to capital and is now requesting a loan to expand her enterprise through the purchase of an oven, chickens, lamb flaps, sausages, etc. Elsie will be better able to support her family through this expansion.

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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
  • 12
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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 $1,250 helped Elsie to buy BBQ oven, chickens, lamb flaps, sausages, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 18, 2012
Jun 16, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013