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Vailiga is 64 years old and married with 6 children. She runs a small business selling fish in her community and has been doing this for 4 years.

Vailiga has requested a loan to buy some fishing gear. She joined SPBD to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Vailiga will renew her front porch.

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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 $575 helped Vailiga to buy fishing gear, a spear and fishing net.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 6, 2012
Sep 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 19, 2013