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Maria
Maria is twenty-five years old and married with no children. She wants to start a small business making and selling bananas and curry in her community. To do this, she needs a loan to buy chicken leg quarters, banana, flour, oil and curry powder. In the future, Maria hopes to improve her business. She joined SPBD in 2011 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

  • $6,344
    Average annual income
  • 125
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,121,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.4
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Maria to buy chicken leg quarters, bananas, flour, oil and curry powder.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 24, 2012
Listed
Jun 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
May 20, 2013