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Lotovale is 51 years old and married with five children. She runs a small business selling BBQ in her community and has been doing this for two years.

Lotovale has requested a loan to buy chicken leg quarters, sausages, soya sauce, and mutton flaps. She joined SPBD in 2011 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Lotovale will help pay for her children's education.

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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 Lotovale to buy a box of chicken leg quarters, sausages, soya sauce, and mutton flaps.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 4, 2012
Oct 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013