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Masela is 21 years old and married, with two children.

She runs a small business selling snacks, soft drinks, pancakes, and buns in her community. She has been doing this for five years. Masela has requested a loan to buy more stocks of ingredients. She joined SPBD to gain access to capital.

With her earnings, Masela will help out with her family's weekly expenses.

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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
  • 88
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,709,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Masela to buy snacks, soft drinks, flour, cooking, and yeast.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 7, 2012
Sep 24, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013