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Malia is 29 years old, married, and has four children. She owns and operates a small store, selling items such as stationery, drinks, and snacks, which she has been doing for more than two years.

Malia is requesting a loan, which she will use to buy more supplies, such as pens, pencils, and food. She became a member of SPBD in 2011 to gain access to capital for her business. She hopes to use her profits to pay for her children's school fees and to help out her extended family.

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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
  • 29
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,794,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.4
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Malia to purchase more supplies such as drinks, stationery, and snacks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 31, 2012
Jun 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013