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Otila
Otila is 29 years old and married with 1 child. She wants to start a small business making and selling woven hats, woven mats, design boards, and crafts in her community. To do this, she needs a loan to buy paints, wood, panadanus leaves, feathers, cutting tools, and design tools. In the future, Otila hopes to improve her business to help her family and educate her child. 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

  • $6,344
    Average annual income
  • 23
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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 $450 helped Otila to buy paints, wood, panadanus leaves, feathers, cutting tools, and design tools.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 31, 2012
Listed
Sep 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jul 17, 2013