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Mafa
Mafa is a 58-year-old woman who is married with seven children. She has a small sewing business. She has had this business for two years.

Mafa needs a loan to buy a new sewing machine, needles, thread and fabric. She will use her profits to expand the business. Mafa joined SPBD in 2011 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 Samoa

  • $5,200
    Average annual income
  • 139
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,557,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.4
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Mafa to buy a new sewing machine, needles, thread and fabric.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 10, 2012
Listed
Aug 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Sep 17, 2013