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Sulimauga is 50 years old and married with 4 children. She owns and operates a small store, selling items such as soft drinks, sugar, cigarettes, flour, onions etc. She has been doing this for 4 years. Sulimauga needs a loan to buy soft drinks, noodles, onions, cigarettes, and canned food her shop. She hopes to use her profits to pay for her children's school fees. She became a member of SPBD in 2010 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
  • 13
    View loans »
    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 $900 helped Sulimauga to buy soft drinks, noodles, onions, cigarettes and canned food.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 28, 2012
Oct 20, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013