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Usufono is a 53-year-old married woman with 4 children. She makes and sells pancakes in her community to earn a living. She has 1 year of experience with this business.

Usufono needs a loan to buy flour, oil, a new cooking oven, baking soda, sugar, and a large tin bowl. She plans to use her profits to help her family's situation and her kids' education. Usufono has been a member of SPBD since 2012.

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
  • 13
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    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 $425 helped Usufono buy pancakes ingredients and cooking equipment.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 6, 2012
Sep 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013