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Faauluuluga is a mother of three, living in the village of Siumu, doing a German bun business, and supplying them to Palalaua College in her village. She makes a 120 German buns a day, but that doesn't satisfy the high of demand from the students every day. Her main goal is to hire 3 women in her village to help her provide a level of customer-friendly service that exceeds her clients’ expectations, and to supply as many German buns as needed by the clients, because she now realizes that she’s also getting orders from the families in her village. But to achieve her goal, she needs to budget her time wisely with her business and her children, with the help of her husband.

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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
  • 101
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,709,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Faauluuluga buy sacks of flour and cooking oil for her business, and expand her home for the business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 11, 2007
Feb 24, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 1, 2008