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Maiseava is a 54-year-old widow with 2 children. She owns and operates a small store, selling items such as sugar, salt, flour etc. She has been doing this for many years. Maiseava needs a loan to purchase more goods to restock her business. She hopes to use her profits to provide her family with everyday needs and to expand her business. She became a member of SPBD in 2008 to gain access to capital for her business.

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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
  • 6
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,960,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Maiseava to purchase items for her store (sacks of flour, sugar, salt, snacks, soaps, mutton flaps, chicken leg quarters, etc.).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 4, 2012
Oct 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013