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Leata is 30 years old and married with one child. She runs a small business selling Twisties (snack food), soft drinks, etc., in her community, and has been doing this for a year. Leata has requested a loan to stock up her canteen.

She joined SPBD in 2009 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Leata will buy some cement for her driveway.

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
  • 93
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,694,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Leata to purchase Twisties (snack food), soft drinks, donuts, etc., to sell in her canteen.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 31, 2012
Sep 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013