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Matila
Matila is 24 years old and married with 3 children. She wants to start a small business making and selling weaving mats, weaving hats, weaving fans, and fine mats in her community. To do this, she needs a loan to buy pandanus, paints, feathers, and painting brushes. In the future, Matila hopes to improve her business to help her family matters and her kids' education. She joined SPBD in 2012 to gain access to financial services.

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
  • 147
    View loans »
    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,268,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Matila buy weaving supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 27, 2012
Listed
Oct 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Oct 17, 2013