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Nora is 25 years old and married with two children. She wants to start a small business making and selling donuts, ice blocks and cream buns in her community. To do this, she needs a loan to buy goods for her business. In the future, Nora hopes to expand her canteen.

She joined SPBD in 2010 to gain access to financial services.

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
  • 13
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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 Nora to buy flour, sugar, ice, flavour and baking soda.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 8, 2012
Nov 14, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013