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Tapunuu is 48-years-old and married with 6 children. She wants to start a small business making and selling pancakes in her community. To do this, she needs a loan to buy tools and everything she needs for her business. In the future, Tapunuu hopes to expand her business. She joined SPBD in 2010 to gain access to financial services.

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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
  • 84
    View loans »
    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,820,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Tapunuu to buy items for a new pancake business (cooking oil, flour, sugar, new frying pan).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 21, 2012
Oct 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013