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Naomi is 62 years old and married with three children. She runs a small business selling barbeque in her community and has been doing this for one year.

Naomi has requested a loan to help with business improvements. She has just joined SPBD to gain access to capital. Naomi will use her business profit to purchase more equipment to improve business and help her kids' education.

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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 Naomi to buy more mutton flaps, sausages, chicken leq quarters, onion, soya, tomato sauce, paper napkins, plastic forks, spoons, plates, plastic bags, gas, timber, pots, and cooking utensils to maintain her barbeque business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 24, 2012
Jul 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 20, 2013