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Elena
Elena is a 45-year-old married woman with 3 children. She makes and sells pork buns in her community to earn a living. She has 2 years of experience with this business. Elena needs a loan to purchase a sack of flour, a sack of salt and chicken legs. She plans to use her profits to extend her business. Elena has been a member of SPBD since 2010.

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

  • $6,344
    Average annual income
  • 9
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $6,970,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Elena buy ingredients to make food for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 23, 2012
Listed
Sep 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Sep 17, 2013