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Salu Akenese
Salu Akenese is 52 years old and married with 12 children. She would like to start a small sewing business. In order to do this, Salu Akenese needs a loan to buy a new sewing machine, more materials, and other supplies. She hopes to use her profits to improve and maintain her business. She has been a member of SPBD since 2012.

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
  • 32
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,793,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Salu Akenese to buy a new sewing machine, materials, and fabric.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 9, 2012
Nov 16, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 19, 2013