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Kisa
Kisa is a 39-year-old woman who is married with three children. She has a small business, making rice and curry to sell in her community. She is requesting this loan to buy a bag of cement, plywood, iron roofing and carpets to improve her house, so her family can have better living conditions. Kisa will use the loan to renew her house. Kisa joined SPBD in 2009 to gain access to financial services.

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 Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Samoa

  • $5,200
    Average annual income
  • 135
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,562,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.4
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Kisa to buy a bag of cement, plywood, iron roofing and carpets to improve her house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 31, 2012
Listed
Jun 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
May 20, 2013