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Niuia is a 56-year-old married woman with seven children. She makes and sells ice cakes in her community to earn a living. She has two years of experience with this business. Niuia needs a loan to buy sacks of sugar, flavors, plastic cups, etc. She plans to use her profits to expand the business. Niuia has been a member of SPBD since 2011.

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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
  • 84
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,820,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Niuia purchase sugar, flavors, plastic cups, etc. for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 9, 2012
Aug 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013