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Tagi
36-year-old Tagi L. is married, with three children. For over two years, Tagi has developed experience making sarongs and dresses with her sewing business, Her business is open six days per week and she earns approximately 180 Tala (~75 USD) per week.


Tagi has received two previous loans from SPBD. SPBD loans remained her only access to capital as she has been unable to qualify for loans from traditional banks. She will use her loan to purchase different kinds of clothing materials includer a roller, needles, thread, pain brushes and paints. She hopes that as her business improves, she will be able to pay for her kids' education and home improvements.

Additional Information

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
  • 123
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,557,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.5
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Tagi to purchase sewing and clothing materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Jun 1, 2008
Listed
May 17, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Jul 15, 2009