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Pola
Pola is 36 years old, married and has six children. For the last three years, she has run a small business selling food in her community. She is requesting a loan to buy chicken, fish, bananas, taro, sacks of flour and other items. She joined SPBD in 2010 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Pola will expand her business.

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

  • $6,344
    Average annual income
  • 21
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $6,856,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.4
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Pola to buy food items to sell to her customers.
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