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Leata is 38 years old and married, with three children.

She wants to start a small bakery business, making and selling pork buns, donuts, cream buns, German buns, and biscuits in her community. To do this, she needs a loan to buy flour, salt, yeast, baking powder, pork meat, sugar, and oil.

In the future, Leata hopes to improve her business. She 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
  • 36
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,764,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.4
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Leata to buy flour, salt, yeast, baking soda, sugar, and oil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 30, 2012
Sep 15, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013