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Lesalautofa is a 27-year-old married woman with 2 children. She makes and sells pork buns in her community to earn a living. She has 1 year of experience in this business. Lesalautofa needs a loan to buy more flour, onions, soy sauce, pork, and garlic. She plans to use her profits to improve her business, to provide her kids with an education, and to address family matters. Lesalautofa has been a member of SPBD since 2012.

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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
  • 60
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,805,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Lesalautofa to buy ingredients to make pork buns.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 14, 2012
Sep 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013