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Mele
Mele is a 38-year-old married woman with four children. She would like to start fishing business to earn a living. Mele has requested a loan to purchase a canoe, fishing net and fishing spears to get her start. She has been a member of SPBD since 2010. Mele will spend her profits to help her family's financial situation.

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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
  • 124
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,268,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Mele to purchase a canoe, fishing net and fishing spears.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 28, 2012
Listed
Jul 24, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jul 17, 2013