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Leonia
Leonia, a 56-year-old widow with seven children, has been making and selling jewelry, carving bowls, and traditional clothes to earn a living for two years. She joined SPBD in 2011 to gain access to financial services and is now requesting a loan to purchase more items/new handicrafts. Leonia plans to use her profits to extend her business.

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.

About Samoa

  • $6,344
    Average annual income
  • 12
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $6,970,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.4
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Leonia to buy more items for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 31, 2012
Listed
Jun 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jun 17, 2013