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Fonofili is 44 years old and married with five children. She runs a small business selling chopsuey, chicken curry, steamed rice, and bbq in her community and has been doing this for two years. Fonifili has requested a loan to purchase more chickens, bags of rice, onions, curry powder, soya, and a new gas oven. She joined SPBD in 2009 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Fonofili will improve her business and help her kids with their education.

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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
  • 13
    View loans »
    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,960,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.4
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Fonofili to purchase chickens, soya, salt, and a new gas oven.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 6, 2012
Sep 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013