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Tusigaigoa is 39 years old and married with two children. For the past four years, she has owned and operated a small store where she sells items such as snacks, soft drinks, rice, sugar, and other products. Tusigaigoa became a member of SPBD gain access to capital for her business.

Tusigaigoa is requesting a loan to buy some more stock. She hopes to use her profit to re-paint her shop.

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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
  • 92
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,694,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.4
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Tusigaigoa to buy soft drinks, rice, sugar, salt, and snacks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 19, 2012
Aug 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 20, 2013