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Lise is a 34 year old woman who is married with 6 children. She runs a business sewing in her community. She has many years of experience with this business. Lise has requested a loan to buy a new sewing machine, material, thread, and needles. She plans to use her profits to pay for her children's school fees and to improve her household. She joined SPBD in 2001 to gain access to financial services.

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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 $1,300 helped Lise to buy a new sewing machine, material, thread, and needles.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 5, 2012
Oct 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013