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Toga is 21 years old and married, with one child. She owns and operates a small store, selling different merchandise in her community. She has been doing this for many years.

Toga needs a loan to buy more sacks of flour, sugar and salt, boxes of tin fish, corned beef, and a deep freezer. She hopes to use her profits to for her child's education and to extend her business. She became a member of SPBD in 2011 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 $650 helped Toga to buy more flour, sugar, salt, boxes of tin fish, corned beef, and a deep freezer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 11, 2012
Oct 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013