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Nuufou is a 59-year-old married woman with eight children. She makes and sells Samoan cocoa in her community to earn a living. She has five years of experience in this business. Nuufou needs a loan to re-supply her business with more cocoa beans, a cocoa grinder and foam cups. She plans to use her profits to maintain her small business and provide support to her family. Nuufou has been a member of SPBD since 2009.

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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
  • 64
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,805,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Nuufou to buy cocoa beans, a cocoa grinder and foam cups.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 25, 2012
Nov 14, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 19, 2013