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Rosalina is a 28-year-old woman who is married with four children. She runs a business printing clothes in her community. She has two years of experience with this business. Rosalina has requested a loan to purchase new materials for the business. She plans to use her profits to extend the business and save for her kids' education. She joined SPBD in 2012 to gain access to financial services.

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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 Rosalina to purchase fabric, paints and brushes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 31, 2012
Jun 16, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013